Nursing Home Quality Initiative

Nursing Home Quality Initiative

The New York State Nursing Home Quality Initiative (NHQI) is an annual quality and performance evaluation project to improve the quality of care for residents in Medicaid-certified nursing facilities across New York State. The current NHQI is based on the previous calendar year´s performance and is worth 90 points. Nursing homes are awarded points for quality and performance measures in the components of Quality, Compliance, and Efficiency. Specific deficiencies cited during the health inspection survey process are also incorporated into the results. The points for all measures are then summed to create an overall score for each facility. Facilities are ranked into quintiles based on their overall scores. Quintile one represents the top-performing facilities, while quintile five represents the lowest-performing.

The section below contains information and results for each year of the NHQI. The Methodology and NHQI Quintile Ranking documents are available in webpage view, and can also be downloaded. When downloaded, the quintile ranking documents contain the following worksheets:

  • nursing facilities in each of the five quintiles
  • nursing facilities with certain deficiencies cited during the health inspection survey process
  • nursing facilities that are excluded from the NHQI for various reasons

The nursing facilities in each worksheet are sorted alphabetically. All facilities within a quintile are considered to be the same in terms of quality and performance. Please refer to the methodology for more information about the measures used, and ineligibility and exclusion criteria.

Information and Results

2020 Nursing Home Quality Initiative

2019 Nursing Home Quality Initiative

2018 Nursing Home Quality Initiative

2017 Nursing Home Quality Initiative

2016 Nursing Home Quality Initiative

Top-Performing Nursing Homes

Below are the nursing homes that have achieved the top quintile in each Nursing Home Quality Initiative over the last three years.
Performance is based on most recent three Nursing Home Quality Initiatives.

Facility Name Facility ID City County Region
Absolut Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at Allegany, LLC 73 Allegany Cattaraugus Buffalo
Autumn View Health Care Facility, LLC 2956 Hamburg Erie Buffalo
Bronx Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center 1246 Bronx Bronx New York City
Brookhaven Health Care Facility, LLC 3928 Patchogue Suffolk Long Island
Brothers of Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 296 Clarence Erie Buffalo
Carmel Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center 1755 Staten Island Richmond New York City
Central Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center 654 Syracuse Onondaga Central New York
Chenango Memorial Hospital Inc SNF 129 Norwich Chenango Central New York
Coler Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center 1600 Roosevelt Island New York New York City
Eddy Village Green 4000 Cohoes Albany Capital District
Elderwood at Lancaster 272 Lancaster Erie Buffalo
Finger Lakes Center for Living 5714 Auburn Cayuga Central New York
Garden Gate Health Care Facility 294 Cheektowaga Erie Buffalo
Harris Hill Nursing Facility, LLC 3455 Williamsville Erie Buffalo
Henry J. Carter Skilled Nursing Facility 1601 New York New York New York City
Iroquois Nursing Home Inc 4555 Jamesville Onondaga Central New York
Jamaica Hospital Nursing Home Co Inc 1710 Jamaica Queens New York City
James G. Johnston Memorial Nursing Home 3242 Johnson City Broome Central New York
Jeanne Jugan Residence 1222 Bronx Bronx New York City
Kings Harbor Multicare Center 1250 Bronx Bronx New York City
Kingsway Arms Nursing Center Inc 841 Schenectady Schenectady Capital District
Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, Inc 7643 Poughkeepsie Dutchess New Rochelle
Maria Regina Residence Inc 6334 Brentwood Suffolk Long Island
Middletown Park Rehabilitation & Health Care Center 2533 Middletown Orange New Rochelle
New Glen Oaks Nursing Home, Inc 1697 Glen Oaks Queens New York City
North Gate Health Care Facility 1583 North Tonawanda Niagara Buffalo
North Shore-LIJ Orzac Center for Rehabilitation 4066 Valley Stream Nassau Long Island
Nottingham RCHF 6083 Jamesville Onondaga Central New York
Peconic Bay Skilled Nursing Facility 3826 Riverhead Suffolk Long Island
Rebekah Rehab and Extended Care Center 1223 Bronx Bronx New York City
Rome Memorial Hospital, Inc - RHCF 590 Rome Oneida Central New York
Sapphire Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing of Central Queens, LLC 1680 Flushing Queens New York City
Schoellkopf Health Center 579 Niagara Falls Niagara Buffalo
Sea View Hospital, Rehabilitation Center and Home 1749 Staten Island Richmond New York City
Seneca Health Care Center 300 West Seneca Erie Buffalo
Smithtown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care 3433 Smithtown Suffolk Long Island
St Vincent Depaul Residence 4543 Bronx Bronx New York City
St. John´s Penfield Homes 9337 Fairport Monroe Rochester
Syracuse Home Association 4323 Baldwinsville Onondaga Central New York
Verrazano Nursing Home 1754 Staten Island Richmond New York City
Wedgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 457 Spencerport Monroe Rochester