St. Paul Elder Services recognized by U.S. News & World Report for its high-performing short-term rehabilitation program

KAUKAUNA, Wis. (Jan. 18, 2023) –St. Paul Elder Services (SPES), a community dedicated to enriching the life experience of the individuals they serve, is proud to announce that its short-term rehabilitation program has been recognized as high performing by U.S. News & World Report, earning a Best Nursing Homes award for 2022-2023. The award recognizes nursing homes that provide high-quality, specialized care for those who need short-term services following a hospital stay or illness, such as surgery, stroke, heart attack, injury or other conditions. 

The U.S News & World Report awards are presented each year based on a comprehensive analysis of data collected directly from nursing homes, surveys conducted by the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) measuring staffing levels and quality measures, along with ratings from family members and friends of those receiving care.  

St. Paul Elder Services consistently outperformed both the Wisconsin and national averages across most key indicators of quality including nurse staffing, patient outcomes and patient safety scores as reported by CMS data. 

“This award affirms our full organization’s commitment to providing exceptional care and specifically reflects the hard work of our Center of Rehabilitation (COR) staff,” said Sondra Norder, president and chief executive officer of St. Paul Elder Services. “We’re proud that our efforts in making sure individuals receive the very best care have been recognized and will continue to help foster healthier communities through compassionate caregiving.”

The St. Paul Elder Services Center of Rehabilitation emphasizes individualized plans of care, patient education and involvement and overall excellence in quality care. To learn more about short-term rehabilitation and other services, visit

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