Petersburg Medical Center is a very-small hospital-based facility in Petersburg, Alaska. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top five percentile of all facilities in the nation. This is just about as good of a nursing home as you'll find. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category grades, which are just as impressive as its overall rating.
Petersburg Medical Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
p.o. Box 589,
Petersburg AK 99833
65.33% estimated occupancy 1
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in this category it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to very favorable nursing hour statistics, this facility's vaccination record was superb as well. Indeed, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. This turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an A+. Our nursing score weighs a handful of datapoints, but the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides an incredible 10.1 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Out of that total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of offering high levels of nursing care, this nursing home was also above average in several of the major quality measures we looked at in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. These metrics are generally good indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
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This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors didn't 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
Switching gears to the next category, this nursing home also performed admirably in our short-term care category. We awarded it an A- in that category. This wrapped up truly elite profile. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered substantially more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The final item we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home rather than remaining at the nursing home permanently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Petersburg Medical Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Petersburg Medical Center, 8.29% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Petersburg Medical Center, 3.1% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents that suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Petersburg Medical Center, 4.21% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Petersburg Medical Center, 15.46% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Petersburg Medical Center, 16.65% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Petersburg Medical Center, 9.25% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Petersburg Medical Center, 96.02% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Petersburg Medical Center, 11.19% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Petersburg Medical Center, 19.76% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Petersburg Medical Center, 19.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.