White Oak Of Tryon facility earns Deficiency-free status

Published 10:36 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2013

During the week of Nov. 11, the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation conducted their annual survey at White Oak of Tryon.

The survey team evaluated White Oak of Tryon’s compliance with the federal quality standards and found them to be in substantial compliance in all areas including delivery of care, resident outcomes and facility conditions, which earned the status of deficiency-free.

The average percentage of Deficiency Free facilities in North Carolina is around 6 percent out of 407 facilities annually.

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This is the second consecutive year that White Oak of Tryon has achieved this status, not something that many nursing home facilities have achieved even on a national level.

Mary Lance, administrator of White Oak of Tryon said, “This is something of which we can all be very proud.  It takes an entire team working on an ongoing basis to achieve this type of survey result. The Town of Tryon can also be proud knowing that it has a nursing facility of this stature.”

She went on to say, “This is not something that just happens, it takes pride in one’s work, excellent skills and a great amount of caring by the staff.”

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by Beth Romney