St Joseph's Medical Center
2200 East Washington Street, Bloomington IL 61701 · (309) 662-3311 · 38.33% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
With an address in Bloomington, Illinois, St Joseph's Medical Center is one of six available nursing homes there. It looks like this nursing home is one of the top facilities we found. Receiving an A+ in our rating scheme requires top-notch scores across the board. We couldn't find many negative things to say about this place. Its ratings are as good as they get. Headlining this facility's exemplary profile is its short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 12 Beds
Non profit - Church related
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 category. With our short-term care rating, we try to create a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. This nursing home is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. The facility supplied roughly 50% more registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical nursing home. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 79.3 percent of its residents returning home.
In addition, this facility received high marks in the area of nursing. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. When determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of the nurses. This facility boasts a really impressive 11.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the nation when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category typically have very few of these severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at is long-term care. This remarkable facility also dominated in this category, where we awarded it an A+. This wrapped up a perfect report card of A+'s. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Joseph's Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better