Meade – Artesian Valley Health System announced Lone Tree Retirement Center has received a zero-deficiency annual survey from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The HSS and CMS survey is performed annually at all long-term care facilities throughout the U.S. The survey is an intense review by state surveyors to check compliance with all federal requirements.

It also helps ensure standards of service delivery and safety are met in the areas of administration, nursing, resident rights, dining services, and the environment.

A zero-deficiency result is the best possible survey score and we are delighted Lone Tree Retirement Center has received this accomplishment. We are proud of the care and environment the staff at Lone Tree provide for residents.

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