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MercyOne Dubuque

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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. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of A, making it one of the five highest graded facilities in Dubuque. Even in a city with 10 other nursing homes, this nursing home jumped off the page as a fine selection. If you look further down this page, you can see this place's category grades, which are also quite good.

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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

One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Our inspection ratings are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk 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 first-rate accomplishments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for our long-term care rating. Facilities that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are kept in good health. It goes without saying that we were impressed with what we found for this area.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It performed better than most facilities in this area. In crafting our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. We weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

The fourth area we rated is nursing, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B+. This finished off an elite profile. Few facilities received a B+ or better in every single category. In determining our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

MercyOne Dubuque Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In MercyOne Dubuque, 1.06% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In MercyOne Dubuque, 76.89% of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Scores for Dubuque, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • 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 B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Dubuque, Iowa has 9 other nursing homes

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