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Providence St Joseph Hospital

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Updated Jan 10, 2019 by Nick Reese

Providence St Joseph Hospital's website

500 East Webster,
Chewelah WA 99109

(509) 935-8211

59% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Providence St Joseph Hospital has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Providence St Joseph Hospital is in Chewelah, Washington. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack score. In addition, this is a hospital-based facility, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with significant health conditions. The best part of this nursing home's report card is its exemplary nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

The main thing propping up this facility's profile is its elite nursing score. We awarded this facility an A in that category. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also performed well in the area of inspections. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an B+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be quite minor. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor dings are not necessarily the end of the world.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was awarded its next best category grade in the category of short-term care. We awarded this nursing home a grade of B- in this area, which is a respectable score. Short-term care ratings are crucial for residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 3.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

The last area we rated is long-term care, proved to be this facility's worst area. We awarded this nursing home a D in this category. This really was one of just a few dings in a quality profile. For patients looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. After looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 96.55172 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is higher than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Providence St Joseph Hospital Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 7.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 2.86% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 2.28% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 13.8% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 12.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 13.74% of Patients

This is the percent of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 93.71% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 13.94% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 21.78% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were able to retain mobility. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.


Grade: A-minus

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 1 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Providence St Joseph Hospital, 21.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Providence St Joseph HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.03 miles away500 East Webster Chewelah Washington 99109Voluntary non-profit - Church(509) 935-8211

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc Colville19.52 miles away147 Garden Homes Dr Colville Washington 99114Dialysis Stations: 8 (509) 684-3979