3 VHS nursing homes awarded Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2023

Newport News, VA – Three Virginia Health Services nursing and rehabilitation centers have been recognized on Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2023 list. James River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport News, Coliseum Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hampton, and Walter Reed Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester are on the Newsweek list.

This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on Sept. 28, 2022, and can be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

The Best Nursing Homes 2023 ranking lists the best nursing homes in the 25 states with the highest number of facilities according to The United States Census Bureau. These states include Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The list evaluates the best nursing homes according to key performance data, peer recommendations, accreditation, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the results of the study, Virginia Health Services is ecstatic to have three facilities recognized as Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes 2023. Throughout the pandemic, the teams at Coliseum, James River and Walter Reed proved their ability to meet challenges with thoughtful, nimble responses that put the focus squarely on Resident care.

“This honor reflects the dedication of our team members to our mission, which is to support individuals to live their best life. We are proud the hard work of our team is being recognized on a national level,” says VHS CEO and President Mark Klyczek.

Virginia Health Services has served residents needs since 1963. It owns and operates seven nursing and rehabilitation centers on the Peninsula, Gloucester and Northern Neck. Their Walter Reed community offers Memory Care units for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Visit the communities on Facebook — Coliseum, James River and Walter Reed — to see the activities and events Residents regularly enjoy.

About VHS

Locally owned and headquartered in Newport News, Virginia since 1963, Virginia Health Services offers exceptional senior living and health care services. We specialize in the continuum of care from active lifestyle independent and assisted senior living communities, to skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Our 1,000+ Team Members are passionate and committed to the well-being and quality care of our residents. Beyond our thoughtfully maintained communities located throughout the Virginia Peninsula, we offer a full range of personalized skilled health care, outpatient therapy, home care and hospice services by specially trained staff in the comfort and privacy of your home. To learn more, please visit our website at


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