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State declares Renaissance Gardens one of best skilled nursing facilities in nation

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March 22nd, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (March 22) Renaissance Gardens, Greenspring s skilled nursing and assisted living facility, received zero deficiencies during an annual Virginia Department of Health inspection. This, combined with the January five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, affirms Renaissance Gardens at Greenspring as one of the best skilled nursing facilities in Virginia and the nation. In an e-mail to staff, Renaissance Gardens Senior Administrator Ben Cornthwaite wrote: We are extraordinarily grateful for the team effort that this achievement requires a testament to your hard work and genuine interest to be sure that Greenspring remains a great place to live and work. Thank you for the many ways that your individual efforts helped to support us throughout the year. The inspection, a two-and-a-half day assessment from six surveyors, examined hundreds of regulatory standards and safety protocols. These standards cover a wide range of topics, from proper management of medications, protecting residents from physical or mental abuse and inadequate care, to the safe storage and preparation of food. In addition to the zero-deficiency inspection, the second in four years, and five-star rating, a recent survey shows that resident satisfaction is at an all-time high and 94.9 percent of families would recommend Renaissance Gardens to family and friends. About Greenspring: More than 2,000 people live at Greenspring, an Erickson full-service retirement community that promotes a vibrant lifestyle. Erickson Retirement Communities is one of the leading national developers of full-service retirement communities. Headquartered near Baltimore, Md., Erickson has built an innovative network of communities that combine a maintenance-free, active lifestyle with an ever-expanding host of amenities, social activities, and wellness and medical centers, proven to improve both physical and mental health. Erickson was named by FORTUNE as being one of the Top 100 2009 Best Companies to Work For ' . For more information about this story, please contact Jason Connors, public relations manager, at (703) 923-4690.