Wythe Cnty Community Hosp Ecu
600 W Ridge Rd, Wytheville VA 24382 · (276) 228-0200 · 43.75% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Wythe Cnty Community Hosp Ecu is a facility located in Wytheville, Virginia. This city has a total of 14,366 people. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this nursing home has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 25 nursing homes in Virginia. You flat out can't do any better than this place. Finally, this worked out to be a very consistent facility with consistent grades in all four of the major categories. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 8 Beds
For profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also earned an A+ inspection rating. This score is based on the facility's recent government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a facility. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher grades in this area tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
This top notch facility also excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of A+. Very few facilities performed better in this category. Our short-term care scores are based on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. This facility provides more services with registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we looked at. This is usually a very favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the country with 64.6 percent of its patients returning home.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an A+ for its long-term care score. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were not able to locate this facility's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
In the final category we analyzed, this facility was given a very strong grade of A in our nursing category. With this score, the facility wrapped up a straight A report card. There are a host of subcategories within this area. Many of the factors are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an incredible 9.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Out of this total, many of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing impressive levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any facility in the state in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these data points as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wythe Cnty Community Hosp Ecu Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better