Baptist Health Medical Center - Nlr
3333 Springhill Drive, North Little Rock AR 72117 · (501) 202-3000 · 75.83% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Nov 1, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Baptist Health Medical Center - Nlr is a very-small hospital-based nursing home in North Little Rock, Arkansas. After receiving an overall grade of A, this facility is among the best nursing homes we looked at. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the United States. Headlining this place's stellar profile is its inspection score, which is addressed in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to performing well overall, this facility received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a very impressive short-term care score. In fact, this is this nursing home's second most impressive category score. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of A. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most critical for people requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. This facility fared much better in the final datapoint we considered in this category, which was the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. It fared as well as just about any facility in Arkansas in this area with 64.9 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, this nursing home was awarded first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, it received a score of A- in this area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to the next category, this nursing home was awarded an excellent nursing score. We gave it a B+ in this category, wrapping up one of our more favorable profiles. Our nursing rating assesses several components, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving residents even once per day.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Baptist Health Medical Center - Nlr Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better