The staff at Alden Estates of Evanston is celebrating the U.S. News & World Report ranking their short-term rehabilitation center as one of its 2014 “best” facilities in the nation for the third consecutive year.

“I have to credit our incredible staff for all they do to provide exceptional patient care,” says Kaity Crist, administrator. “Our nurses are truly extraordinary in meeting our patients’ needs.”

Nearby Alden Estates of Skokie, which specializes in short-term orthopedic recovery, also celebrates another year ranked by the report as “the best of the best.” The facilities, just two blocks apart, work together closely.

Alden Estates of Evanston and Alden Estates of Skokie received five stars based on health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care.