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MercyOne Dubuque

  • Nursing Home
  • Home Health Agency

Updated Sep 1, 2020 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: A
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MercyOne Dubuque's website

250 Mercy Drive,
Dubuque IA 52001

(563) 589-8000

29.31% estimated occupancy 1

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

MercyOne Dubuque is a small hospital-based nursing home located in Dubuque, Iowa. With an A overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top 20 percent of all nursing homes in the United States. This is just about as good of a place as you'll find. If you look below, you will see this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive.

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Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its favorable overall grade, we gave this place an A+ for our inspection category. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government 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.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive assessments in other areas, we awarded this facility a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Overall this looks like a solid option for long-term care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this facility also received favorable short-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our stronger grades in that area, with a score of B+. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to forge a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a facility's levels of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Switching gears to our final category, this facility was awarded a high-end nursing rating. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in that area, rounding out one of our more favorable report cards. The nursing score includes a variety of factors. The most important one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 frequently 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 18May 23

MercyOne Dubuque Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In MercyOne Dubuque, 12.73 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In MercyOne Dubuque, 77.73% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercyone Dubuque Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0 miles away250 Mercy Drive Dubuque Iowa 52001Voluntary non-profit - Church(563) 589-8000
  • Finley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 0.69 miles away350 North Grandview Avenue Dubuque Iowa 52001Voluntary non-profit - Private(563) 582-1881
  • Midwest Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 11.51 miles away1 Medical Center Drive Galena Illinois 61036Voluntary non-profit - Private(815) 777-1340
  • Southwest Health CenterCritical Access Hospitals 19.24 miles away1400 East Side Rd Platteville Wisconsin 53818Voluntary non-profit - Private(608) 348-2331

Nearby Dialysis

  • Tri- State Dialysis - Dubuque0.61 miles away1500 Delhi St #2100 Dubuque Iowa 52001CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (563) 589-4033
  • Tri State Dialysis - Platteville19.87 miles away1250 E Business Highway 151, Suite B Platteville Wisconsin 53818Dialysis Stations: 12 (608) 348-5064