Newport Community Hospital Ltc is a small hospital-based facility located in Newport, Washington. This is a quality nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is very favorable rating. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all facilities in the United States. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which we will address in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A
Historical

To go along with its impressive overall score, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing score. Our nursing grade is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an incredible 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this nursing home also performed well in several of the quality measures we looked at. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its patients suffering falls resulting in major injury, this facility performed as well as any nursing home Washington. Preventing serious falls is typically an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses and better safety protocols are employed.

Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize this nursing home's nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this area. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being quite minor. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to be an immediate threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: A-
Historical

Turning the page to our third category, this facility was awarded a favorable short-term care grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Short-term care grades are meaningful for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is registered nurse hours. We found that it offers more care from registered nurses to its residents than most facilities. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home rather than remaining at the nursing home permanently.

Long-term Care Quality

D
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: D
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The next area we analyzed is nursing, proved to be this nursing home's worst category. We gave this facility a D in this area. This really was one of just a few weak points on an otherwise impressive report card. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of providing respectable levels of nursing care and other staffing, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. These marks are clearly more impressive than a few of its other statistics in this category. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.63 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Newport Community Hospital Ltc Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.

Provider
C
10%
State
B+
6.51%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
A+
0.63%
State
B+
3.03%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
D
5.13%
State
B
2.47%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B-
16.67%
State
B
14.62%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure measures the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.

Provider
B
18.75%
State
A-
12.27%
National
B
19.66%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
C
5.1%
State
B-
10.42%
National
B+
5.08%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A
100%
State
B
92.43%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.

Provider
B-
15.72%
State
B+
13.68%
National
B
14.46%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility.

Provider
A-
20.98%
State
B
18.05%
National
B
17.09%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
A+
0.63
State
A-
1.28
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Provider
C
20.98
State
B
18.05
National
B
17.09

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Provider
F
17.15
State
B-
11.56
National
B
10.25

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

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Newport Community Hospital 0.05 mi
714 West Pine Street Newport Washington 99156
(509) 447-2441
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