Columbia St. Francis Hospital is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Charleston, West Virginia. This facility is ranked among the best nursing homes we looked at. In fact, it received our most impressive grade. You really can't do much better than this facility. We also gave this facility impressive grades in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Columbia St. Francis Hospital
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
333 Laidley Street,
Charleston WV 25322
36.2% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When determining our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 9.6 hours of nursing care per patient each day, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. This is among the highest totals of nursing hours we were able to find. On top of providing impressive levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the state in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to be given several A+ category grades. In our short-term care score, we strive to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This facility is substantially above average in terms of its quantity of both registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients. In fact, it provided about 1.5 times as much care per resident from both of these groups of skilled professionals than the typical nursing home provided. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation in this area with 62.2 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. Adding to its superb resume, this facility also excelled in that category. In fact, it received a of A for the area. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Finally, this nursing home also earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. With this impressive grade, this place is one of the few nursing homes in West Virginia to receive straight A's. Arguably the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Columbia St. Francis Hospital Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Columbia St. Francis Hospital, 12.15 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Columbia St. Francis Hospital, 72.36% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
Scores for Charleston, WV
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
Looking for more options? Charleston, West Virginia has 4 other nursing homes
- St Francis HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away333 Laidley St Charleston West Virginia 25301Proprietary(304) 347-6500
- Charleston Area Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.55 miles away501 Morris Street Charleston West Virginia 25301Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 388-5432
- Thomas Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.07 miles away4605 Maccorkle Avenue Sw Charleston West Virginia 25309Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 766-3600
- Fms - Charleston1.84 miles away2345 Chesterfield Ave Charleston West Virginia 25304CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (304) 345-7322
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- Fmc - Hurricane19.05 miles away3768 Teays Valley Road Hurricane West Virginia 25526Dialysis Stations: 17 (304) 760-2305