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Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Apex Achieves Top, Five-Star Rating

CMS Rating Compares Staffing, Quality and Other Indicators to Help Inform Consumers

May 14, 2012

Contact: Alan Wolf
(919) 784-4467

RALEIGH, N.C. - Rex Healthcare's rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility in Apex has achieved a top, five-star rating from the federal agency that oversees Medicare and Medicaid.

The 107-bed Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Apex earned recognition for its staffing, the quality of care provided and more. "Our co-workers are the top of the line, very compassionate and caring," said Gary Davis, the facility's administrator. "That's what makes all the difference."

The coveted five-star rating is compiled by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which posts nursing home information online at www.medicare.gov/NH to help patients and their families make informed decisions.

"As this region's population continues to grow and age, the well-regarded services and facilities of Rex and the UNC Health Care System will play an important role in more families' lives," said Tammie Stanton, Vice President of Post Acute Services for the UNC Health Care System. "We are proud to offer excellent care for our nursing and rehabilitation patients."

The Rex center, located at 911 S. Hughes St. in Apex, is a warm, comfortable and serene facility in a bucolic setting, with several gardens and patios that give residents access to the outdoors. A team of 130 nurses, therapists and other co-workers care for patients going through rehabilitation following surgeries, strokes or illnesses, as well as longer-term nursing residents.

For more information, visit www.rexhealth.com/apex-rehab or call (919) 363-6011.


About Rex Healthcare

Rex Healthcare, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care system with more than 5,300 co-workers. Rex Healthcare has 660 beds (433 general acute beds and 227 skilled nursing) and treats nearly 34,000 inpatients each year. Rex offers dedicated centers for cancer, surgery, heart and vascular, post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, wellness and women's care plus dedicated services for bariatric, heartburn, pain management, sleep disorders, diabetes education, wound and emergency care. Rex's medical staff includes more than 1,100 physicians and 1,700 nurses. Rex provides various health care services throughout Wake County with facilities in Apex, Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Wakefield and downtown Raleigh. Rex was the first hospital in the Triangle to receive Magnet Recognition, placing Rex nurses among the top 6 percent in the nation. Rex was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2011, and was highlighted as one of the Top 50 Hospitals in the U.S. by Becker's Hospital Review in 2011. Visit rexhealth.com for more information.