The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Transitional Care Unit Receive 5 Stars from US News & World Report

Both Institutions Named “Best Nursing Homes” in New York State for 2016-2017

Mar 30, 2017

Queens, NY

The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation received recognition, once again, from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Nursing Homes” in New York State for 2016-2017. The Silvercrest Center, a sponsored member of the NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP) Regional Hospital Network, is renowned for its full range of rehabilitative care serving a wide population of patients with complex needs. All patients are cared for by a highly trained professional clinical staff comprised of board certified physicians, pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists.

“It is an honor to once again receive this distinction from U.S. News & World Report,” said Michael Tretola, administrator, The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. “I am proud that we have been able to maintain such a high level of quality care. Our staff work tremendously hard day in and day out to continue to earn five stars.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, in order to qualify as a Best Nursing Home, a facility had to earn an average of 4.5 stars or better during the 12 months of federal reports ending in October 2016. During that period of time, it had to consistently meet certain performance standards set by U.S. News, (For example, earning at least 4 stars in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overall rating for all 12 months). The designation of Best Nursing Home is given only to those homes that demonstrate appropriate use of key services and consistent performance in national quality measures.

In addition, the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens was also named one of the “Best Nursing Homes” in New York State. In the TCU, care is managed by nurses from The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.  They provide the continuity of care for patients who are about to be discharged from the hospital.

The TCU is a 16-bed acute care hospital for patients to prepare to return home or transition to a skilled nursing facility. Services provided to inpatients include specialized medical, nursing and other hospital ancillary services.

“The goal of the Transitional Care Unit is to minimize a patient’s likelihood of readmission to the hospital,” said Jaclyn Mucaria, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. “Our staff excels in their mission to ensure that each patient is prepared for the transition.”

Both the Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation and the Transitional Care Unit of NewYork-Presbyterian Queens have been recognized as the “Best Nursing Homes” in New York State since 2014.

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, located in Flushing, New York, is a community teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine, serving Queens and metro New York residents. The 535-bed tertiary care facility provides services in 14 clinical departments and numerous subspecialties.  Annually, 15,000 surgeries and 4,000 infant deliveries are performed at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. With its network of affiliated primary and multispecialty care physician practices and community-based health centers, the hospital provides approximately 162,000 ambulatory care visits and 124,000 emergency service visits annually. For more information, visit


NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most comprehensive healthcare delivery networks, focused on providing innovative and compassionate care to patients in the New York metropolitan area and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical school partners, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and clinical innovation. NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is ranked #1 in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report and repeatedly named to the magazine’s Honor Roll of best hospitals in the nation; NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network is comprised of leading hospitals in and around New York and delivers high-quality care to patients throughout the region; NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services connects medical experts with patients in their communities; and NewYork-Presbyterian Community and Population Health features the hospital’s ambulatory care network sites and operations, community care initiatives and healthcare quality programs, including NewYork Quality Care, established by NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell and Columbia. NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the largest healthcare providers in the U.S. Each year, nearly 29,000 NewYork-Presbyterian professionals deliver exceptional care to more than 2 million patients. For more information, visit and find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation is a 320 bed center of excellence, dedicated to providing compassionate care and the latest in clinical expertise and best practices. It serves people who need pulmonary, neurologic, orthopedic, stroke, cardiac or other rehabilitation before returning to an independent life. Care is also provided to ventilator-dependent patients who are candidates for weaning from ventilation; and older and younger adults who require rehabilitation and who make Silvercrest their home. Silvercrest is a sponsored member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network.

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