ESCANABA, Mich. – June 18, 2014 – Christian Park Village, a Ciena Healthcare skilled nursing center in Escanaba. Mich., has received its second consecutive deficiency free survey from the State of Michigan’s Bureau of Health Services – Licensing and Regulatory Affairs division (LARA). This is the center’s fourth deficiency-free survey in the past eight years.

“This is a tremendous honor to receive this rating for the second year in a row,” said Wayne Johnson, administrator, Christian Park Village. “The survey results demonstrate the level of care Christian Park Village provides to its residents and their families.  Our caring staff not only meets state standards, but exceeds them, which is something we strive to do each and everyday.”

In the LARA survey process, the Bureau of Health Services and its Long Term Care Division conduct complex and rigorous yearly inspections of nursing facilities to assure all are operating under federal and state regulations.

Inspection surveys are unannounced and conducted on-site over a several day period. The inspection team evaluates all aspects of resident care and nursing facility procedures and practices, assessing facility compliance with hundreds of specific state and federal standards. The inspection determined Christian Park Village was 100 percent in compliance and was issued a Deficiency Free Survey. The average number of citations for facilities in Michigan is 6.3, year to date.  Only 1.8 percent of nursing facilities earned a deficiency free survey.

“Ciena Healthcare’s exceptional and dedicated team of professionals deliver a high level of patient care to meet and exceed residents’ health and comfort needs,” adds Dan Echler, Regional Director of Operations, Ciena Healthcare. “To achieve two consecutive deficiency free surveys is extremely rare.  This is quite an accomplishment for Wayne and his team.”

About Ciena Healthcare

With nearly 4,000 licensed beds, the thirty-six nursing communities managed by Ciena Healthcare comprise the largest privately owned operators of skilled nursing and rehabilitation in Michigan.  Five Ciena managed communities are located in Connecticut.  Founded in 1998 by Mohammad Qazi, Ciena Healthcare Management communities offer a holistic approach to patient care, fully committed to residents’ needs and well-being while also promoting their independence.  Ciena’s vision is to be the industry leader by offering new perspectives and innovations and adhering to quality standards that not only exceed regulatory compliance but also achieve excellence.  For more information visit or call (248) 386-0300.




This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014.
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