Transitional Care Services at Mercy Medical Center
301 St. Paul Place, Baltimore MD 21202 · (410) 332-9287 · 60.28% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Lata
Transitional Care Services at Mercy Medical Center is in Baltimore, Maryland, which is one of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the country. This nursing home is an A rated facility. It was given one of the best ratings that we offer. A score of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the country. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 35 Beds
Government - Federal
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
To go along with a favorable overall grade, we gave this facility a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area usually have very few severe deficiencies. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a first-rate short-term care grade. Indeed, this is its second most impressive category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A. Short-term care grades are typically used to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. It doesn't look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This facility performed better in this area than in its staffing levels. This place performed as well as just about any facility in the nation in this area with 62.6 percent of its patients returning home. Most nursing homes are below 50 percent in this statistic.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was superb in the category of long-term care, where it received a score of A-. Few facilities fared better in this area. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. It does not look like this facility submitted information on its vaccination levels. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Turning to the fourth category, this facility also performed well in the nursing category. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ for this category. This wrapped up a first-rate profile. When calculating our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Transitional Care Services at Mercy Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better