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Bethlehem Woods Nursing And Rehabilitation

Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation has achieved the rare distinction of being one of only four nursing homes in Indiana to receive deficiency-free state inspections for five consecutive years.

This means all areas of care and operations were found to be in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Indiana State Department of Health inspects such communities to assess how well they follow federal and state guidelines for quality of care, quality of life and cleanliness of the facility.

A perfect score is the best score a senior healthcare community can receive. This rating is achieved by less than one percent of senior health communities in the state. Only four of 554 long-term care communities in Indiana have received five consecutive years of perfect scores. (see attached report)

Operated by American Senior Communities, Bethlehem Woods leadership attributes this achievement to the quality of staff, teamwork and commitment to providing excellent service to the people of Fort Wayne. “We are family here,” said JoElyn Morris, executive director of Bethlehem Woods. “Our priority is to take care of our residents.”

Compassion, attentiveness, relationships and excellence are the core values for American Senior Communities, said ASC’s Chief Operating Officer David Stordy. “These words not only form an acronym for ‘care,’ they are guiding principles that lead us every day as we serve a very special generation.

“We are so proud of and grateful to our team at Bethlehem Woods for carrying out these values in an exceptional way in the Fort Wayne community,” Stordy said. “Without this team’s high level of dedication and commitment, five consecutive deficiency-free surveys would not be possible.”

For more information about Bethlehem Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation, call 260-485-8157, or visit the website at