December 01, 2023

Newton Village receives second consecutive deficiency-free survey

Facility continues to receive top honors after receiving Governor’s Award in 2022

Newton Village received its second consecutive deficiency-free survey, and as a result has maintained its reputation as one of the best local health care facilities.

Angela Adam, executive director of Newton Village, said the surveys conducted by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals covered the assisted living memory care and health center areas. The surveys ensure Newton Village is following the rules and regulations for assisted living and health care centers.

In Iowa, assisted living communities are surveyed every two years, whereas nursing homes are surveyed annually. Generally, only about 5 percent of health care facilities in the state are found to be deficiency-free, Adam said. Newton Village, she added, is humbled and honored by the accomplishment.

“This extraordinary accomplishment is due to the exceptional residents/tenants we serve along with team members and volunteers living out our service standards of compassion, integrity, excellence, innovation, stewardship, unity, respect and collaboration every day in every way,” Adam said.

Excellent quality of care is a result of each individual living the mission to foster fullness of life for older adults in the spirit of Christ’s love, she added.

Meeting exceptional standards is nothing new Newton Village has also been recognized with another Pinnacle Customer Experience Award for 2023. And it has repeatedly made the Nursing Home Quality Collaborative Honor Roll for meeting a score aligned with the top 10 percent of health care facilities in the United States.

Preston Brown, a licensed practical nurse at Newton Village, was awarded the 2022 Leading Age Iowa’s Caregiver of the Year Award.

Newton Village continues to receive five-star ratings for health inspections, staffing and quality measures for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Of course, the biggest recognition the facility received was last year when it was honored with the 2022 Governor’s Award for Quality Care.

“Newton Village residents/tenants, loved ones, volunteers and team membersare and will continue to strive for excellence,” Adam said. “We view these recognitions as evidence that we are and will continue on the right track to foster fullness of life for older adults in the spirit of Christ’s love together.”

Christopher Braunschweig

Christopher Braunschweig

Christopher Braunschweig has a strong passion for community journalism and covers city council, school board, politics and general news in Newton, Iowa and Jasper County.