Cox Medical Centers Meyer Orthopedic and Rehab
3535 S National Ave, Springfield MO 65807 · (417) 269-9982 · 61.78% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Cox Medical Centers Meyer Orthopedic and Rehab is on a list of 18 options in Springfield, Missouri. Featuring an overall score of A+, this nursing home proved to be in a different league than most of the nursing homes in Springfield. In addition, this facility is based in a hospital, which often means the nursing home offers more extensive healthcare services. One of the best aspects of this facility's exemplary profile is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also earned A+ health inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly flawless. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note the fact that this nursing home fared very well in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive score of A+ in this category. Our short-term care scores are likely more critical for people requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. This facility offers more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. It fared as well as just about any nursing home in the country in this area with 65.8 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed was long-term care. This facility also received an A+ long-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to be awarded multiple A+ category grades. For residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In our final category, we awarded this facility a grade of A+ for our nursing rating. This topped off an elite profile. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This facility provided 7.5 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This was one of the better figures we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in Missouri in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these statistics as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cox Medical Centers Meyer Orthopedic and Rehab Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better