St Michaels Healthcare
1311 North Pecan St, Newport AR 72112 · (870) 523-9514 · 52.3% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Sara Levinsohn
St Michaels Healthcare is located in Newport, Arkansas, a city with a population of 11,467 people. We gave this facility a bottom of the barrel overall score based on the data we looked at. At the end of the day, you'd be better off to avoid of this facility. We wouldn't blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this place's category grades, we will discuss nursing in the next section.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 130 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Although we graded this nursing home very poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable nursing score this year. We gave it a grade of C in that category. We assessed the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in calculating our score in this area. With 4.2 hours of nursing care per resident each day, this place surpassed the national average. We also look at the qualifications of these nurses and apply more weight to hours worked by skilled nurses. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This place performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Surprisingly, we gave this facility a C for our long-term care grade, which is not too bad of a score. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. We were unable to find a few metrics in determining this facility's long-term care rating, so this grade may not be quite as accurate as our other category grades.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of short-term care, this nursing home was given a grade of just D in that area. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. With a score this poor in this category, we weren't stunned to discover this nursing home was well below average in two of the key staffing metrics we looked at. The facility offered far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Moving on our final category of inspections, this facility received a terrible score. We weight this grade more heavily than other categories. When a nursing home has this poor of an inspection grade, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to patient safety. This facility had a deficiency on its inspection report. We were relieved to find that it was not in a category that suggests that it created a risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 9 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.