Forrest General Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit
6051 Us Highway 49 South, Hattiesburg MS 39401 · (601) 288-7000 · 96.5% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Forrest General Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit is a very-small hospital-based nursing home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This turns out to be an A+ facility, which is the top rating. This nursing home proved to be one of the better facilities in Hattiesburg, which has a strong selection of nursing homes. If you look below, you will see this place's category ratings, which are equally strong as its overall rating.
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Accepts Medicaid 1 :
Government - County
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. We weren't able to track down deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing score is primarily based on a facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home boasts a really impressive 9.4 hours of nursing care per patient each day, of which a significant portion was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in Mississippi in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a of A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care grades are crucial for individuals seeking rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a vast range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. This nursing home excelled at the highest level in two key staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than a typical facility. This is usually an encouraging sign. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 61.1 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we graded is long-term care. This remarkable facility also excelled in this area, where it was awarded an A+. This wrapped up a perfect report card of four A+'s. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down this facility's 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. In fact, 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.
Forrest General Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better