Springs Memorial Hospital Tcu
800 West Meeting Street, Lancaster SC 29720 · (803) 286-1837 · 82.85% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jul 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Springs Memorial Hospital Tcu is a nursing home in Lancaster, South Carolina, which has 46,041 people. This nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being the number one rated nursing home in South Carolina. We really can not say enough good things about this facility. If you look below, you will see this place's category scores, which look to be equally impressive as its overall rating.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ short-term care grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. In determining our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The objective is to formulate a measure for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. This facility excelled at the highest level in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It offered about 50% more care from physical therapists and registered nurses than the average nursing home. This is an excellent sign. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation with 75.1 percent of its patients returning home.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing ratings are mostly tied to the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 9.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the higher totals we found. Furthermore, we found that a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. In addition to offering impressive levels of care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. It performed as well as any facility in South Carolina in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Continuing with its amazing performance, this facility also earned an A+ inspection score. This grade is based on the facility's recent government inspection reports. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have few severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In the final category, this nursing home received another A+ for its long-term care score, finishing off a truly spectacular profile of straight A+'s in all four categories. In a long-term care setting, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. It does not look like this nursing home submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Springs Memorial Hospital Tcu Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
Measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better