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Brigid's, Seminary Home make nursing facility list

U.S. News & World Report gave the two St. Crispin Living Community facilities high ratings in the recently released fifth annual Best Nursing Homes report.

St. Brigid's at Hi-Park is among the nation's best, receiving the five-star rating. Seminary Home received the four-star rating.

"I'm absolutely delighted by our employee's dedication to our teams. Without the hard work of our employees and leaders, we would not be able to hold this high honor," Jake Goering said in a statement. He is the CEO/administrator for St. Crispin Living Community.

The news organization based its ratings on data that is part of the Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid nursing home compare tool. The magazine awarded the Best Nursing Home title to those facilities that recently earned an overall rating of five stars. Each facility is also rated separately on quality of care, health inspection record and level of nurse staffing.

The ratings cover nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. They cover more than 15,000 facilities nationwide and can be accessed at

More than 3 million Americans will spend at least part of 2013 in a nursing facility. The U.S. News report is designed to help people choose and evaluate long-term care settings near their homes and homes of family members.

• Teresa Miller is the new manager of the Downtown Plaza, owned and operated by Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing.

Miller was most recently the general manager of America's Best Value Inn and Suites in Rochester. Previously she worked at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester and hotels in Little Rock, Ark.

She accepted the Red Wing post in January 2013. In February, she accepted a seat on the Red Wing Area Seniors Board.

• Greg Roe, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the Pinnacle Council conference by providing financial guidance and solutions to members of the organization in 2012. Of Thrivent's nearly 2,300 financial representatives, only 165 qualified for this honor.

Roe is with Thrivent's Two Rivers Regional Financial Office, serving Lutherans and their family members in Red Wing and surrounding communities. He has been recognized for performance 14 times in his 16 years with the firm.

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 

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