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Greene County Medical Center

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Updated Jul 1, 2023 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Greene County Medical Center's website

1000 West Lincolnway,
Jefferson IA 50129

(515) 386-2114

Greene County Medical Center is an average-sized hospital-based facility located in Jefferson, Iowa. With an overall rating of B+, this is a high quality facility. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This facility also received very consistent ratings in all of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

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Quick Details

  • No Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - County
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory


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Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2022)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this facility an A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also was given a favorable short-term care score. Indeed, we awarded it an above average score of B+ in this area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. It doesn't appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. The nursing rating weighs many components, but the main one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last category we assessed is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B. This facility ended up being very solid in each area we assessed. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Greene County Medical Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Greene County Medical Center, 5.26% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Greene County Medical Center, 8.82% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Greene County Medical Center, 8.82% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients that have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Greene County Medical Center, 2.94% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used to treat several conditions, including cognitive disorders.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Greene County Medical Center, 21.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Greene County Medical Center, 13.43% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Greene County Medical Center, 100% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Greene County Medical Center, 9.62% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Greene County Medical Center, 18.3% of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.


Grade: A-plus

In Greene County Medical Center, 0.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Greene County Medical Center, 18.3% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Greene County Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away1000 West Lincolnway Jefferson Iowa 50129Government - Local(515) 386-2114
  • Dallas County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.63 miles away610 Tenth Street Perry Iowa 50220Voluntary non-profit - Other(515) 465-3547

Nearby Dialysis

  • Perry Dialysis19.66 miles away610 10th St Perry Iowa 50220Dialysis Stations: 8 (515) 465-2657