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Hilo Medical Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Hilo Medical Center's website

1190 Waianuenue Avenue,
Hilo HI 96720

(808) 932-3000

114.85% estimated occupancy 1

Hilo Medical Center is a nursing home in Hilo, Hawaii, which has 46,165 people. With an overall score of A, this is undoubtedly an elite nursing home. This is one of the top three nursing homes in Hilo. Headlining this facility's remarkable profile is its nursing rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Hawaii badge

Best Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Hilo, Hawaii badge

Best Nursing Home in Hilo, Hawaii Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii badge

Top Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Hilo, Hawaii badge

Best Nursing Home in Hilo, Hawaii Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Hawaii badge

Best Nursing Home in Hawaii Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Hilo, Hawaii badge

Best Nursing Home in Hilo, Hawaii Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. Our nursing score includes numerous datapoints. The most important variable is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning residents more frequently.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also would like to point out the fact that this facility was given a first-rate score of A in our long-term care area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically provide patients with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.4375 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place 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 an impressively low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition, this nursing home also earned excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our best grades in that category, with an A. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area tend to have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report, which is still very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In our last category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for its short-term care grade. This rounded out a very impressive profile. Our short-term care grade is often used to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Hilo Medical Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Hilo Medical Center, 5.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Hilo Medical Center, 2.13% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Hilo Medical Center, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients who had a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Hilo Medical Center, 9.16% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Hilo Medical Center, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Hilo Medical Center, 1.5% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Hilo Medical Center, 97.18% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Hilo Medical Center, 11.05% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Hilo Medical Center, 19.95% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Many would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Hilo Medical Center, 19.95 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Hilo, HI

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus

Looking for more options? Hilo, Hawaii has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Hilo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away1190 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo Hawaii 96720Government - State(808) 932-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Hilo Dialysis2.71 miles away1384 Kinoole Street Big Island Hilo Hawaii 96720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (808) 935-3422