Swedish Covenant Hospital
5145 North California, Chicago IL 60625 · (773) 878-8200 · 48.26% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Swedish Covenant Hospital is a small non-profit nursing home located in Chicago, Illinois. With an overall rating of A+, this nursing home proved to be in a different league than many of the facilities in Chicago. Even in a city offering 84 other nursing homes, this facility is a great option. One of the best aspects of this facility's remarkable profile is its short-term care score. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.
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Non profit - Church related
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. 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. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. In addition to excelling in the area of physical therapy hours, we found that it performed as well as just about any nursing home in the country in this area with 72.3 percent of its residents returning home. Most facilities are below 50 percent in this statistic.
This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A+. This is one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to be an immediate 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
This facility also was dominant in the area of long-term care, where it received a score of A. Few facilities received a better grade in this category. For residents looking for a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home provided information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In our final category, this nursing home also was given an excellent nursing grade, with an A-. This topped off a very impressive profile. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides an incredible 5.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Out of that total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to offering high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. It performed as well as any nursing home in the country in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Swedish Covenant Hospital Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures 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 assess the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better