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Woodpecker Hill Health Center

Updated Mar 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: A-Feb 19: A-May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+
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2052 Plainfield Pike,
Greene RI 02827

(401) 397-7504

79.75% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Woodpecker Hill Health Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Woodpecker Hill Health Center is a small facility in Greene, Rhode Island. This nursing home made our top 500 list of the best nursing homes in the United States. With more than 15,000 nursing homes in the country, this is an exclusive subset of nursing homes. You simply can not do much better than this facility. Keep reading to see this place's category scores, which also impressed us. You just can't do any better than a straight A profile.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Facility Inspections

Grade: A+

One of the many reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is it received an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this category. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It does not appear that we have deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

To complement its strong achievements in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for its long-term care score. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This nursing home was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 1.76 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than most nursing homes since it had some more complex patients.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was given a first-rate score of A in our short-term care category. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Remarkably, this nursing home provides about 50% more services from physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is a very favorable sign. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it performed as well as just about any facility in Rhode Island in this area with 61.7 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

In the last area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our nursing score. This finished off an elite report card. Nursing grades are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This facility offers 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident each day, of which more than one hour was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the more highly trained nurses. In calculating our nursing grades, we attach more significance to hours provided by registered nurses. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Rhode Island in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a resident more often.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Woodpecker Hill Health Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 7.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 3.88% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 2.93% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 16.51% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 14.9% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 2.64% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 95.31% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 17.11% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 22.91% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.


Grade: B

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 1.19 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 22.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-minus

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 10.73 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Woodpecker Hill Health Center, 79.33% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Kent County Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.21 miles away455 Toll Gate Rd Warwick Rhode Island 02886Proprietary(401) 737-7010
  • Day Kimball HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 15.84 miles away320 Pomfret Street Putnam Connecticut 06260Voluntary non-profit - Private(860) 928-6541
  • William W Backus HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.54 miles away326 Washington St Norwich Connecticut 06360Voluntary non-profit - Other(860) 889-8331
  • Our Lady of Fatima HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.57 miles away200 High Service Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02904Proprietary(401) 456-3000
  • Roger Williams Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 19.83 miles away825 Chalkstone Avenue Providence Rhode Island 02908Proprietary(401) 456-2025

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dialysis Center of West Warwick14.12 miles away1775 Bald Hill Road Warwick Rhode Island 02886CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (401) 823-8420
  • Dialysis Center of Johnston16.61 miles away1526 Atwood Avenue Johnston Rhode Island 02919CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 521-0400
  • Fresenius Medical Care of Warwick16.61 miles away2814 Post Road Warwick Rhode Island 02886CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (401) 738-4050
  • Dialysis Center of Providence19.66 miles away9 Plenty Street Providence Rhode Island 02907Dialysis Stations: 21 (401) 273-4898

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