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Vale nursing home gets top marks

Pioneer Place resident care manager Christy Gillespie (left) chats with Lorrie Holloway, Pioneer Place business office manager last week. The nursing home was recently recognized for its quality health care. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – A regional organization that monitors health care for seniors recently identified Pioneer Place as one of the state’s top nursing homes.

Pioneer Place was one of 17 Oregon nursing homes identified for the 2018 HealthInsight Quality Awards. The 17 Oregon nursing homes were recognized for their “excellence in providing high-quality care for their residents.”

“We scored in the top 25th percentile,” said Tom Hathaway, Pioneer Place administrator.

HealthInsight is a health improvement organization that oversees nonprofit health firms in Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah. 

Hathaway said it is a federal program and “Oregon’s version monitors all . . .