2520 5th Street North, Columbus MS 39705 · (662) 244-1000 · 66.95% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Baptist Memorial Hospital Gt is in Columbus, Mississippi. We gave this nursing home world class overall grade of A+. As a result, it is ranked among the better facilities in Columbus, which offers some quality nursing homes. In addition, this nursing home is based in a hospital, which often means the nursing home offers more extensive medical services. As you can see below, this place performed just as well in our category scores. We give this place two thumbs up!
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of receiving an elite overall rating, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection score. This grade is based on its recent government inspections. An A+ in this area is one of the highest complements we can offer a nursing home. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given an A+ for its short-term care grade. Short-term care grades are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Mississippi in this area with 74.6 percent of its residents returning home. With most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning our next area, this facility received a top-shelf long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in that category. For prospective patients looking for a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Turning to the last category, this facility also performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it an A- in this category. This rounded out truly elite profile. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided 4.9 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the better totals we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of providing high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these statistics as reliable measures of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Baptist Memorial Hospital Gt Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.