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Petersburg Medical Center

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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Petersburg Medical Center's website

p.o. Box 589,
Petersburg AK 99833

(907) 772-4291

77.99% estimated occupancy 1

Petersburg Medical Center is a senior living facility in Petersburg, Alaska. The city has 3,202 people. With an overall grade of B+, this nursing home is one of the 25 best facilities in Alaska. In addition, this facility is based in a hospital, which often means the facility offers more extensive healthcare services. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive profile was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - City/county
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in Alaska Awards 2021

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility earned near flawless government inspections recently. We gave them an A+ in this area. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also strong in the category of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 94.5946 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This facility also was awarded a strong short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this category. Our short-term care grades are vital for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, 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-minus

The final category we graded was nursing. In this area, we gave this facility a decent grade of B-. This is this nursing home's worst area. The nursing score includes many data points, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place provides only 0 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure which is well below the national average. Finally, our nursing ratings also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Petersburg Medical Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Petersburg Medical Center, 13.01% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Petersburg Medical Center, 3.56% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Petersburg Medical Center, 3.27% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Petersburg Medical Center, 14.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Petersburg Medical Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In Petersburg Medical Center, 7.01% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. High rates of depression could indicate worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Petersburg Medical Center, 97.41% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Petersburg Medical Center, 11.72% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Petersburg Medical Center, 16.38% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Petersburg Medical Center, 16.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.