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Mercy Medical Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2019 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+
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Mercy Medical Center's website

701 Tenth Street Se,
Cedar Rapids IA 52403

(319) 398-6011

19.04% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Mercy Medical Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Mercy Medical Center is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It looks like this nursing home is ranked among the highest-rated facilities we looked at. In fact, it received the absolute highest grade. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top five percentile of all facilities in the country. If you scroll down, you can see this facility's category ratings, which are equally strong as its overall rating.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to point out the fact that this facility earned near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

This facility also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, making it one of the few facilities to be awarded several A+ category scores. With our short-term care grade, we try to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 7.2 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also received a first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, this ended up being this nursing home's third best category score. In that area, this facility received a grade 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 medical care. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the final category we analyzed, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of A- in our nursing category. With this score, the facility finished off a straight A report card. In determining a nursing home's nursing score, we assess the amount of time nurses are caring for residents as well as the level of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Mercy Medical Center Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Mercy Medical Center, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: C

In Mercy Medical Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents 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 services.

Scores for Cedar Rapids, IA

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

Looking for more options? Cedar Rapids, Iowa has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Medical Center - Cedar RapidsAcute Care Hospitals 0.08 miles away701 10th Street Se Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 398-6011
  • St Lukes HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.55 miles away1026 a Ave Ne Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 369-7211

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids0.09 miles away701 10th St Se Dialysis Unit Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403Dialysis Stations: 8 (319) 398-6432
  • Five Seasons Dialysis0.26 miles away1002 4th Avenue Se, Suite A Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (319) 363-1538
  • Mercy Medical Center Dialysis - Mercy Plaza3.66 miles away5264 Council St Ne Suite 200 Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Dialysis Stations: 33 (319) 398-6423
  • Cedar Rapids Dialysis4.13 miles away5945 Council St Ne Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 294-7088
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - North Liberty17.23 miles away5 Lions Drive N Liberty Outreach Dialysis Unit North Liberty Iowa 52317Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 467-7190