Hilo Medical Center is a small government-owned facility located in Hilo, Hawaii. This facility is among the most elite facilities we looked at. Being awarded an A+ in our grading scheme requires excellent scores across the board. You flat out can't do much better than this facility. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category scores, which appear to be just as strong as its overall rating.
Hilo Medical Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1190 Waianuenue Avenue,
Hilo HI 96720
100% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. In calculating our nursing grades, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility boasts a really impressive 4.8 hours of nursing care per patient daily, of which a significant portion of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly skilled levels of nurses. This is among the highest totals of nursing hours we were able to find. In addition to offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ for its long-term care score. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after this facility's above average nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 98.31933 percent of its patients. Vaccines are a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the elderly. This combination proved to be effective as this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home has earned near flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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
In our last category, this facility also was awarded an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A. This rounded out an elusive straight A report card. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The final metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients that were able to return home from the facility. It performed as well as just about any nursing home in Hawaii in this metric with 61.2 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hilo Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hilo Medical Center, 5.65% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hilo Medical Center, 2.15% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hilo Medical Center, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hilo Medical Center, 8.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hilo Medical Center, 7.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hilo Medical Center, 1.47% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hilo Medical Center, 97.19% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hilo Medical Center, 11.27% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hilo Medical Center, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hilo Medical Center, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hilo Medical Center, 75.81% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Hilo, HI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Hilo, Hawaii has 4 other nursing homes
- Hilo Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away1190 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo Hawaii 96720Government - State(808) 932-3000
- Hilo Dialysis2.71 miles away1384 Kinoole Street Big Island Hilo Hawaii 96720CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 48 (808) 935-3422