updated 11/29/2007 11:04:40 AM ET 2007-11-29T16:04:40

Fifty-four nursing homes are being told by the government that they’re among the worst in their states in an effort to goad them into improving patient care.

The homes in question are among more than 120 designated as a “special focus facility.” CMS began using the designation about a decade ago to identify homes that merit more oversight. For these homes, states conduct inspections at six month intervals rather than annually.

Read on for the the federal government’s list, as provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:

  • Alabama
    Eastview Health Care Center, in Birmingham
    Woodley Manor Health & Rehabilitation, Montgomery
  • Arkansas
    Benson’s Nursing Home Inc., Nashville
  • California
    Yuba City Care Center, Yuba City
  • Colorado
    Eagle Ridge at Grand Valley, Grand Junction
    Kindred Healthcare & Rehab Center of Northglenn, Northglenn
  • Connecticut
    Wethersfield Health Care Center, Wethersfield
  • Florida
    Apollo Health & Rehab Center, St. Petersburg
    Key West Convalescent Center, in Key West
    Palms Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Lauderdale Lakes
  • Georgia
    Laurel Baye Healthcare of Lake Lanier, Buford
    The Place at Augusta, Augusta
    Shoreham at Marietta, Marietta
  • Hawaii
    Leahi Hospital, Honolulu
  • Iowa
    Blair House, Burlington
  • Idaho
    Gooding Rehab & Living Center, Gooding
  • Illinois
    Berkshire Nursing & Rehab Center, Forest Park
  • Indiana
    Hillcrest Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, Jeffersonville
    Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center, Valparaiso
  • Kansas
    Atchison Senior Village, Atchison
    Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa
  • Louisiana
    Lake Providence Subacute Rehab, Lake Providence
    Plaquemine Caring LLC, Plaquemine
  • Massachusetts
    Cedar Hill Health Care Center, Randolph
    Milton Health Care, Milton
  • Minnesota
    Golden Valley Rehabilitation and Care Center, Golden Valley
    Mcintosh Manor, Mcintosh.
  • Missouri
    Senior Estates, Kansas City
    St Elizabeth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Florissant
    West Village Manor, Columbia
  • Mississippi
    Hinds County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Jackson
  • Montana
    Evergreen Missoula Health & Rehab, Missoula
  • North Carolina
    Sunbridge Care & Rehab/Triad, in High Point
  • New Jersey
    Victoria Health Care Center, Matawan
  • New Mexico
    Fort Bayard Medical Center, Fort Bayard
  • Nevada
    Evergreen Mountainview Health, Carson City
  • New York
    Vivian Teal Howard Rhcf, Syracuse
  • Oklahoma
    Northwest Nursing Center, Oklahoma City
    Pawhuska Nursing Home, Pawhuska
  • Pennsylvania
    Ashton Hall Nursing and Rehab, Philadelphia
    Brighten at Broomall, Broomall
  • South Carolina
    Magnolia Manor — Moncks Corner, Moncks Corner
    Ridgeview Manor Nursing Facility, in Hopkins
  • South Dakota
    Aberdeen Healthcare Center, in Aberdeen
    Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, Martin
  • Tennessee
    Overton Park Health Care Center, Memphis
  • Texas
    Taylor Care Center, Taylor
  • Virginia
    Ruxton Health of Woodbridge, Woodbridge
  • Washington
    Evergreen Centralia Health & R, Centralia
    Franklin Hills Health & Rehab, Spokane
    Frontier Rehab & Extended Care, Longview
  • Wisconsin
    Luther Home, Marinette
    Willows Nursing and Rehabilitation, Sun Prairie
  • Washington, D.C.
    Carolyn Boone Lewis Health Care Center

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