Memorial Care Center Earn Five-Star CMS Rating; Prestigious Eli Pick Facility Award

Memorial Care Center Earn Five-Star CMS Rating; Prestigious Eli Pick Facility Award

Memorial Care Center (MCC), owned and operated by Memorial Regional Health Services has earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In addition, the Center also was awarded the Eli Pick Facility Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

CMS established this nationwide system to provide consumers with information about various facets of nursing home care.  The overall quality rating on the Nursing Home Compare web site ( is based on its ranking in five categories – health inspections, overall quality, quality measures, staffing and RN staffing.  Memorial Care Center received Five-Star rankings in all five categories.

Memorial Care Center is among 7% of facilities nationwide and the only one in Illinois to qualify for this award.  This award uses data-driven criteria to objectively identify high-performing skilled nursing facilities and the leaders who make them excel. 

“We are very proud of Memorial Care Center’s leadership and staff for achieving this wonderful rating from CMS as well as this honor from the American College of Health Care Administrators,” said Terri Halloran, RN, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Memorial.  “This is a true testament to the exceptional healthcare and compassionate service our staff provides to our patients and families.”

Memorial Care Center also has received U.S. News and World Report recognition as a Best Nursing Home in America for nine consecutive years.

Licensed and certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Memorial Care Center offers quality skilled nursing and rehabilitative services in a clean, comfortable and attractive atmosphere.  The Center’s staff strives to assist each patient in maintaining self-respect and dignity while providing needed professional services.  Located adjacent to Memorial Hospital makes the comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services of a modern medical center readily available to the Center’s residents.

For more information about Memorial Care Center, call 257-5060.

About Memorial Regional Health Services, Inc. 

Memorial Regional Health Services (MRHS) is a non-profit organization which is part of BJC HealthCare.  It is the parent organization of Memorial Hospital Belleville, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Care Center.  Mark J. Turner serves as president.

Memorial Hospital Belleville is a 222-bed acute care MAGNET designated hospital offering emergency and critical care services as well as medical, surgical and obstetrics along with a full complement of diagnostic and treatment services.  Also located on the Belleville campus, The Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program that includes physical, occupational, speech and hand therapy.

Memorial Hospital East is a 94-all private bed MAGNET designated hospital located in Shiloh, Illinois.  Memorial Hospital East offers a 24/7 emergency department, medical, surgical and diagnostic services including cardiac catheterization, imaging and laboratory.  The Family Care Birthing Center features 16 spacious LDRP suites, two dedicated c-section rooms and neonatology coverage.

Memorial Care Center is an 82-bed award winning and MAGNET designated skilled rehab nursing facility located adjacent to Memorial Hospital Belleville.