Covenant Medical Center
515 N. Michigan, Saginaw MI 48602 · (989) 583-8110 · 80.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
With an address in Saginaw, Michigan, Covenant Medical Center is one of eight nursing homes in the area. We gave this facility an A overall grade, ranking it in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. We could not find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are as good as they get. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its short-term care rating. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for its short-term care rating. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This score is generally a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Remarkably, this place provides approximately 50% more hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we looked at. This is generally an encouraging sign. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country with 74 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing rating is mostly associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This place provides an incredible 6.9 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care offered.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades are based on many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we graded is long-term care. We gave this facility a decent grade in that area, with a B-. Although this isn't as strong as several of this nursing home's other grades, it is nevertheless not a major area of concern. Our long-term care grades are more important for those requiring more traditional assistance related to activities of daily living. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. Unfortunately, we were not able to find this place's vaccination data. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Covenant Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better