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Second Tennessee State Veterans' Home Receives Five Star Rating

Friday, June 29, 2012 | 11:16am

NASHVILLE –Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes Director Ed Harries are pleased to announce the Ben Atchley Tennessee State Veterans Home in Knoxville has received a Five Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. Health inspections, staffing and quality measures are rated and combined for three years of surveys to calculate the overall rating for nursing homes. 
“Our Veterans and their dependents deserve the best care and we are so proud of the progress of our Tennessee State Veterans Homes,” Grinder said. “TSVH leadership, medical professionals and staff are clearly committed to excellence long-term care for our Veterans.”
In March, the Tennessee State Veterans’ Home in Murfreesboro received a Five Star Rating from CMS. 
Striving for excellent health care, customer service and compassionate daily care for Veterans is our goal,” Harries said. “It is exciting to see our commitment to consistent excellence recognized by health care experts at CMS.”
The W.D. “Bill” Manning Tennessee State Veterans’ Home in Humboldt received a two star rating from CMS in 2009, but will receive a new rating in 2013.
“We have made incredible progress and continue to make strides in the right direction at all of our State Veterans’ Homes, and we are looking forward to achieving five star ratings throughout TSVH,” Harries added.
To find out more about TSVH visit To view more information about Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) visit
The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to serving veterans and their families with dignity and compassion. For more information, visit the department’s website at, or stay up to date by following the department on twitter @TNDVA. 

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