Harborview Health Care Center
812 Shepard Street, Morehead City NC 28557 · (252) 726-6855 Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Harborview Health Care Center is a large nursing home located in Morehead City, North Carolina. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top quarter of all facilities in the country. We couldn't find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are impeccable. We also gave this facility strong scores in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 122 Beds
For profit - Corporation
To pair with a strong overall score, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our inspection category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being relatively insignificant. While this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
Contributing to its first-rate assessment, this nursing home also was awarded a strong short-term care grade, with a score of A-. Our short-term care scores are vital for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. This facility performed much better in the final metric we considered in this category, which was the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. This place performed as well as just about any facility in North Carolina with 56.5 percent of its patients returning home. At most facilities, less than half of the short-term patients ever return home.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing grade focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
In the last area, this nursing home also was awarded a first-rate long-term care rating, with a B+. This finished off a very favorable report card. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the data points we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this facility submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this place 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 number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Harborview Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Percent of Patients
Higher is Better