Meadville Medical Center Tcu
1034 Grove Street, Meadville PA 16335 · (814) 333-5961 · 53.12% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Meadville Medical Center Tcu is one of just three available facilities located in Meadville, Pennsylvania. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the highest-rated nursing homes we found. Receiving an A+ in our rating system requires superb performance across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it as one of the top 50 nursing homes in the country. If you look below, you will see this facility's category grades, which look to be just as impressive as its overall grade.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of being a strong facility overall, it also received A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections were virtually perfect. Inspection ratings are based on items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This top-shelf facility also fared very well in the area of short-term care, where it received a grade of A+. Very few facilities fared better in this category. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. This facility excelled at the highest level in two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the typical nursing home. This is a very favorable sign. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in Pennsylvania in this area with 70.1 percent of its residents returning home.
This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. There are numerous criteria within this area. Many of these factors are tied to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This facility provided 7.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is among the higher figures in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the more skilled levels of nurses. We are really impressed by these statistics. In addition to providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category, this facility received another A+ for its long-term care score, completing an amazing profile of A+'s in all of our categories. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the data points we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. It does not look like this facility provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, 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.
Meadville Medical Center Tcu Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is a measure of 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 tells you the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better