Hutchinson Regional Medical Center
1701 E 23rd Avenue, Hutchinson KS 67502 · (620) 665-2000 Updated: Nov 1, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Hutchinson, Kansas. Sporting an overall grade of A, this nursing home is among the highest graded nursing homes in Hutchinson. This truly is an impressive accomplishment given that the city features some quality nursing homes. At the end of the day, this nursing home looks like a wonderful choice for just about anybody. This facility also received consistently good ratings in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
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Non profit - Corporation
To pair with a favorable overall score, we gave this nursing home an A+ for inspections. Inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. It doesn't look like we were able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was strong in the area of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of A. Not many facilities performed better in this area. In crafting these short-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to devise a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This proved to be a real strength for this nursing home. This place outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country with 69.9 percent of its patients returning home.
This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. When determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category we analyzed, this facility was awarded a very strong grade of B+ in our long-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home rounded out a very favorable profile. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the data points we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccinations. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted data regarding vaccinations. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better