Valley Health Services receives national recognition

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Story Updated: May 16, 2013

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - A local nursing home has earned national recognition as one of the best in the nation.

Valley Health Services in Herkimer, snagged top ranking in U.S. News and World Report's annual Best Nursing Homes report.

Of the 126 nursing homes in Central New York, five received an overall rating of five stars, putting the facility in the top four percent in the region and the top 18 percent statewide.

This week is National Nursing Home Week and Valley Health is honoring both special events.

"We decided to take a minute to celebrate with our friends and families and our residents and to step back and actually accept this recognition," said Vlaley Health CEO Lisa Betrus. "We are a very humble organization and it's something that we rarely do."

Betrus credits the organization's recognition to their humility, integrity and "doing the right job every day."

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