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Thirteen nursing homes in Western New York earned the highest ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest ratings.

Meanwhile, eight others in the region received the worst ranking.

The magazine’s one-to-five-star rankings come from Nursing Home Compare, a website run by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that combines nursing home inspection results and measures on staffing and quality of care to offer overall scores for about 15,000 facilities across the nation.

The nursing homes here with top ratings are:

Autumn View in Hamburg, Briody in Lockport, Canterbury Woods in Amherst, Elderwood at Crestwood in Niagara Falls, Elderwood at Maplewood in Cheektowaga, Elderwood at Oakwood in Amherst, Elderwood at Wedgewood in Amherst, Garden Gate in Cheektowaga, Harris Hill in Clarence, Northgate in North Tonawanda, Seneca Health Care Center in West Seneca, Absolut Center in Dunkirk and Western New York Veterans Home in Batavia.

Facilities with the lowest rating are:

Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk, Erie County Medical Center/Erie County Home in Alden/Buffalo, Lutheran Retirement in Jamestown, Niagara Nursing Center in Niagara Falls, Ridge View Manor in Buffalo, TLC Health Network/Lake Shore in Irving, Wellsville Manor and Wyoming County Community Hospital Skilled Nursing in Warsaw.

“The five-star ratings reflect our employees’ outstanding care and our overall commitment to providing modern facilities designed for comprehensive rehab and nursing services,” F. James McGuire, president and chief executive officer of the McGuire Group, said in a statement.

McGuire operates the Autumn View, Garden Gate, Harris Hill, Northgate and Seneca facilities.

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