Mercy Medical Center
701 Tenth Street Se, Cedar Rapids IA 52403 · (319) 398-6105 · 19.04% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Nov 1, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Mercy Medical Center is a facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This city has 134,152 people. This nursing home is an A+ rated facility, which is the most impressive rating that we offer. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top five percent of all facilities in the United States. Keep reading to see this facility's category grades, which are equally impressive. You really can't do any better than a straight A profile.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we look at the facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents that ultimately returned home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy, we found that it fared as well as just about any facility in this area with 71.9 percent of its residents returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. 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.
Long-term Care Quality
In the next area we assessed, this facility received strong marks in the category of long-term care. For this reason, it was given one of our most impressive grades in that area with a of A+. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted vaccination data. 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 a remarkably low number.
In our last area, this nursing home also was awarded a very strong nursing grade, with a grade of A-. This topped off a very impressive profile. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provided 6.2 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is among the highest totals in the country. A significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are one of the most skilled levels of nurses. We were very impressed by these figures. In addition to providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we assessed. It performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mercy Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better