Ivinson Memorial Hospital
255 N 30th Street, Laramie WY 82072 · (307) 755-4780 · 33.99% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jul 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Ivinson Memorial Hospital is located in Laramie, Wyoming. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top five percentile of all facilities in the country. We also wanted to point out that this place is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are offered. As you can find below, this nursing home performed just as well in our category scores. We give this place two thumbs up!
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 10 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to being a first rate nursing home overall, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A+. Very few nursing homes fared this well in this area. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility fared very well in our short-term care rating. We awarded them an exemplary grade of A+ in this category. Our short-term care ratings are presumably more meaningful for folks requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. This facility is the gold standard in terms of skilled nursing staffing. The facility provided approximately 50% more physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical nursing home. This is what we look for when assessing a nursing home in this category. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in Wyoming in this area with 66 percent of its patients returning home. At most facilities, fewer than half of their short-term residents are able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
In the third category we analyzed, this facility was given high marks in the area of long-term care. As a result, it received one of our most impressive grades in that area with a of A+. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The last category we graded is nursing, where this facility received a grade of A-. This rounded out a very strong profile. Not many nursing homes received an A- or better in every single category. There are several factors included in this grade. Many of the factors reflect nurse staffing. This facility provided 9.6 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the higher totals we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. In addition to offering high levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We look at these metrics as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ivinson Memorial Hospital Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates 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 datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better