County’s Edgemoor Facility Named Best in California

Exterior of Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility
Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility in Santee.

The County Health and Human Services Agency’s Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility has been named the best in the county and the state by Newsweek magazine.

The magazine analyzed more than 15,000 nursing homes in the Unites States and chose 406 award-winners in 20 states.

“Edgemoor continues to be recognized for providing the highest level of care to seriously ill and injured adult patients who require long-term care,” said Chairwoman Dianne Jacob, County Board of Supervisors. “We are proud to be a recognized leader in the field of providing long-term care.”

Edgemoor, a 192-bed facility, offers long-term care for patients with complex medical needs.

“The commitment of the staff at Edgemoor embodies the County’s approach to service and exemplifies the Live Well San Diego vision of healthy, safe and thriving residents and communities,” said Nick Macchione, director of the County Health and Human Services Agency.

Edgemoor patients receive 24-hour skilled nursing care, physical rehabilitation, as well as recreational, occupational and speech therapy. Patients at the 192-bed facility require specialized interventions from highly trained staff.

This is not the first time Edgemoor has been recognized at the national level for providing top-quality treatment and services. In 2017, Edgemoor received the 2017 Gold Excellence in Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, becoming one of one of only 37 skilled nursing facilities to have earned this honor since its inception over 20 years ago.

“This is a tremendous honor and reflects a shared vision and commitment from our entire Edgemoor team,” said Edgemoor Administrator Walter Hekimian. “I am proud of our staff but even more proud of the fact that our patients are receiving the care they need.”


José A. Álvarez is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact