Nursing Home Earns Top Rating

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photo by Hal Gray
The staff at the Greensboro Nursing Home helped earn a deficiency-free rating from the State of Vermont. They are, back row (left to right) Rob Keach, Gloria Mercier, Carolyn McTigue (new director of nursing), Michelle Pippa (administrator), Tonya Boudreau (assistant administrator), Robin Talmadge, Stephanie Crawford and Michaela Gonya; front row (left to right) Alaina Cate, Erica Johnston and Cheryl Bouchard.

by Hal Gray

GREENSBORO – The Greensboro Nursing Home (GNH) was recently surveyed by the State of Vermont and earned the rare accomplishment of a deficiency-free rating.

Six employees of the Vermont Department of Health and Human Services spent three business days conducting this major annual survey determining if GNH was in compliance with the federal and state regulations involving Medicare and Medicaid.

GNH Administrator Michelle Pippa praised the staff who made the zero-deficiency rating possible. Her first thought was of the nursing home staff whose hard work, skill and dedication to the residents was so vital. She singled out two employees who are helping to make a difference: Tanya Boudreau, the assistant administrator, and Carolyn McTigue, new director of nursing. Pippa also acknowledged the support of the board of trustees, and the financial donors and volunteers. One point of pride on the part of GNH is its ability to accept residents from distant towns who can now be visited more easily by their families who live nearby.

photo by Hal Gray
These staff members at the Greensboro Nursing Home also helped earn the deficiency-free rating. They are on the Maggies Pond Walking Path, front row, Administrator Michelle Pippa; back row, (left to right) Eunice Skinner (LNA), Travis Langmaid (IT), Natalie Dunn (activities assistant).