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Western Md Hospital Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: A-Feb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: AMay 22: AJun 22: AAug 22: ASep 22: A
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Western Md Hospital Center's website

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Hagerstown MD 21742

(301) 745-4450

58.57% estimated occupancy 1

Western Md Hospital Center is one of six facilities located in Hagerstown, Maryland. Featuring an overall score of A, this is clearly a world class nursing home. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which is a positive for prospective residents with significant health conditions. Finally, this is a very consistent nursing home with consistent scores in each of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Government - State

Specialized Services

  • Wound Care

Awards

Top Nursing Home in Maryland badge

Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Maryland badge

Best Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Maryland Awards 2019

Top Nursing Home in Maryland badge

Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2020

Best Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Maryland badge

Best Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Maryland Awards 2020

Top Nursing Home in Maryland badge

Top Nursing Home in Maryland Awards 2021

Best Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Maryland badge

Best Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Maryland Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of earning a great overall grade, this nursing home also performed well in our inspections category, which is based on the facility's inspection reports. We awarded it an A in this category. Inspection scores are tied to datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This nursing home also was awarded a strong short-term care grade. This actually turned out to be its second strongest category score. In that area, we gave this facility a score of A. With our short-term care grade, we endeavor to forge a fair measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we analyze the facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. When calculating our nursing ratings, we weigh both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the last category we graded, this nursing home was given a very favorable grade of A- in our long-term care category. With this grade, the nursing home finished off a straight A profile. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. One of the criteria we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 68.70748 percent of its residents. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Western Md Hospital Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Western Md Hospital Center, 10.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Western Md Hospital Center, 2.73% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a fall which resulted in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Western Md Hospital Center, 2.07% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Western Md Hospital Center, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Western Md Hospital Center, 14.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Western Md Hospital Center, 10.18% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Western Md Hospital Center, 92.14% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Western Md Hospital Center, 19.83% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate decline of a resident's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Western Md Hospital Center, 28.37% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Western Md Hospital Center, 28.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Hagerstown, MD

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Hagerstown, Maryland has 5 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Meritus Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.4 miles away11116 Medical Campus Road Hagerstown Maryland 21742Voluntary non-profit - Private(240) 313-9500
  • Waynesboro HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 9.97 miles away501 East Main St Waynesboro Pennsylvania 17268Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 765-4000
  • Berkeley Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.2 miles away2500 Hospital Drive Martinsburg West Virginia 25401Voluntary non-profit - Private(304) 264-1000
  • Chambersburg HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.23 miles away112 North Seventh Street Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201Voluntary non-profit - Private(717) 267-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc - Hagerstown1.06 miles away12931 Oak Hill Ave Hagerstown Maryland 21742CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (301) 797-2311
  • Eastern Boulevard Dialysis2.14 miles away246 Eastern Blvd N Ste 105 Hagerstown Maryland 21740Dialysis Stations: 22 (301) 745-4251
  • Washington County Dialysis2.46 miles away246 Eastern Blvd. Ste. 104 Hagerstown Maryland 21740Dialysis Stations: 2 (301) 797-7839
  • Fmc - Robinwood3.55 miles away11110 Medical Campus Rd Ste 149 Hagerstown Maryland 21742Dialysis Stations: 13 (240) 313-9620
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Waynesboro10.19 miles away27 Vista Avenue Waynesboro Pennsylvania 17268CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (717) 765-8880
  • Bma - Martinsburg18.96 miles away103 Marcley Dr Martinsburg West Virginia 25401CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (304) 263-0964
  • u.s. Renal Care - Chambersburg19.27 miles awayPark Fifth Avenue, Professional Center 765 Fifth Avenue, Suite A Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (717) 263-9300
  • Fresenius Kidney Care - Chambersburg19.63 miles away22 St. Paul Drive, Suite 104 Chambersburg Pennsylvania 17201CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (717) 263-8505