ASHINGTON — Out of the 2,975 facilities that U.S. News & World Report has awarded Tuesday with the “Best Nursing Home” distinction, 117 are in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

And, of those, 32 were ranked as “high-performing” in both of U.S. News’ key ratings.

In addition to an overall rating, U.S. News rated facilities on their short-stay care (less than 100 days) this year — the first year it has done so. This new rating is aimed at patients who might need “intensive rehabilitation or nursing services before they return home after a surgery, stroke, accident or illness,” U.S. News said in a statement.

“Short-stay rehabilitation can be n...

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