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Named Best in the Red River Valley in SIX Categories!

Bethany Retirement Living Earns USNews Award

By November 26, 2019June 4th, 2020News

Both Bethany on 42nd and Bethany on University have been rated High-Performing nursing facilities for 2019-20 by USNews, with Bethany on 42nd earning the BEST NURSING HOME designation.

More than 15,000 nursing facilities across the country were rated by USNews.  Nearly all nursing homes received one of five Overall ratings – High Performing, Better than Average, Average, Worse than Average, or Poor. The ratings are based on USNews’ own in-depth analysis of data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including data not factored into CMS’s star ratings.  Facilities were scored for both short-term and long-term care stays.

For more information on the rating process, visit the USNews website at &

“This recognition of the outstanding care we provide our residents at Bethany helps us stay on-track as we continually strive to improve services for our residents,” said Dawn Hummel, RN, Senior Executive of Resident Care at Bethany Retirement Living.  “We are very proud to be recognized in this way as we endeavor to enrich the lives of those who call Bethany ‘home.’  Certainly this reflects on our quality nurses and caregivers, but it also includes dining services, housekeeping, chaplaincy, social services and countless others who affect our residents’ lives daily.”

Bethany Retirement Living was founded in Fargo in 1939 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  Bethany operates two campuses in Fargo and provides high-quality care to the elderly in skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitation, transitional care, assisted living, basic care, senior apartments, personal care programs and home care.