Las Palomas Center
8100 Palomas NE
Albuquerque , NM 87109-5264

505 821-4200

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Las Palomas Declared "Deficiency Free"
1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

For Immediate Release

Las Palomas Care and Rehabilitation Center
8100 Palomas Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Contact: Lisa Hanchett (505) 821-4200

Department of Public Health Finds
Las Palomas Care and Rehabilitation Center “Deficiency-Free”

January 25, 2013 (Albuquerque, NM) — The New Mexico Department of Health, in its recent survey of Las Palomas Care and Rehabilitation Center, found the nursing center to have no citations and gave it an overall deficiency-free rating. A citation is a term used by state surveyors when they deem a nursing center is not in compliance with federal regulations as mandated by the Center for Medicare Services. Nursing centers are evaluated in two categories: operational and patient and include everything from quality of care to safety and food service. Regulations require each New Mexico nursing center to be surveyed to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. This survey process consists of a thorough, unannounced investigation of nursing centers across New Mexico. According to AHCA, only eight percent of nursing centers nationwide earn this distinction, and, on average, nursing centers receive seven citations during a survey visit.

“Earning these superior survey results from the agency that governs our business is a testimony to the hard work our team performs throughout the year. As an administrator, I credit the work of our committed team of caregivers,” says Lisa Hanchett.

Las Palomas Care and Rehabilitation Center is operated by Genesis HealthCare.

About Genesis HealthCare
Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation's largest skilled nursing care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 29 states nationwide. Genesis also supplies rehabilitation therapy to over 1,500 healthcare providers in 46 states. Visit our website at

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