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Niagara Falls nursing home workers to receive bonuses for high ranking

Employees at Schoellkopf Health Facility, a Niagara Falls nursing home, will receive bonuses of as much as $2,500 as a reward for the nursing home's new five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency.

It also received its second consecutive top quality rating from the State Health Department, which will make a performance payment to the 120-bed nursing home.

Administrators at Schoellkopf, owned by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, decided to share that money with 106 employees. Bonuses will range from $100 to $2,500 depending on an employee's seniority and full- or part-time status.

The medical center issued a statement saying this is believed to be the first time in New York that a nursing home has paid bonuses after receiving a performance payment from the state.

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