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Madison Center Receives Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Certification from the American Heart Association

American Heart Association certification recognizes Madison Center’s commitment to quality for Heart Failure patients.  

Morgantown, WV – October 11, 2021 — Madison Center, a Genesis HealthCare-affiliated skilled nursing facility located in Morgantown, WV, has earned the Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Certification offered from the American Heart Association®. This first-of-its-kind certification acknowledges the efforts of skilled nursing facilities to consistently provide high-quality patient care, improve outcomes and reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.

The Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure Certification provides skilled nursing facilities with tools to bridge gaps and integrate standardized care, quality initiatives, clinical best practices and the latest scientific guidelines into their heart failure patient care processes.  

“Participation in this certification benefits the patient and the facility by standardizing care coordination practices between discharge and the skilled nursing facility,” said Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, Professor of Medicine at Wayne State and a heart failure/transplant cardiologist who helped develop the criteria for the certification. “When there is clear communication between every phase of care, patients have the best opportunity for positive outcomes.”

Many heart failure patients admitted to skilled nursing facilities after being discharged from the hospital are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days.  Among the proven results of the certification are reductions in the 30-day readmissions per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rates.

"Heart failure patients need high-quality Skilled Nursing Facility care that follows evidence-based guidelines promoting the best patient outcomes,” said Richard Feifer, MD, MPH, FACP, chief medical officer at Genesis. “At Madison Center, we always strive to be trailblazers in delivering the best care to our heart failure patients.  The American Heart Association has armed us with additional tools and recognized our success – this is an honor to have our processes and efforts be recognized in this way."

To be eligible to receive this certification, the facility must be in the U.S. or operated by the U.S. government and implement a heart failure program that uses a standardized method of delivering clinical care based on current evidence-based guidelines. Learn more about this certification and others here.

About Madison Center
Madison Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care.  We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from illness or injury.  Madison Center is an AHCA Bronze Quality Award Winner and We Honor Veterans community partner! To learn more, visit

About Genesis HealthCare
Genesis HealthCare is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation's largest post-acute care companies, providing services to more than 200 skilled nursing facilities and assisted/senior living communities in 23 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation therapy to approximately 1,100 healthcare providers in 43 states, the District of Columbia References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at


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