Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque
250 Mercy Drive, Dubuque IA 52001 · (563) 589-8000 · 29.31% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque is located in Dubuque, Iowa. This city has 71,168 people. It looks like this nursing home is among the most elite facilities we looked at. A grade in this range requires top-notch marks across the board. Impressively, this grade is even higher than the city grade of A- in Dubuque, which is one of the higher rated cities in Iowa. One of the best aspects of this facility's remarkable profile is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 29 Beds
Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
On top of performing well overall, this facility earned a nearly flawless inspection report. Therefore, it received one of our highest grades in that area with a grade of A+. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
We also wanted to alert you to the fact that this nursing home performed well in our short-term care rating. We gave them an impressive score of A+ in this category. Our short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. It does not look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. This was more of a strength for this nursing home. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Iowa with 70.2 percent of its residents returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also received a impressive long-term care grade. In fact, this is its third most impressive category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. For patients in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were not able to track down information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Switching gears to the next area, this facility was awarded an excellent nursing score. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that area, completing one of our finer profiles. Our nursing grade consists of quite a few components, however, the primary consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages 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 generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better