La Crosse, Wisconsin is a small city with 63,587 people. It features just one nursing home, which is less than we were hoping for. Fortunately, its only nursing home received a superb overall grade of A+. By way of comparison, we gave the nursing homes in the local city of Winona a city grade of B+, which is also an impressive grade. Nevertheless, we found this facility in La Crosse to be in a totally different league than the ones in Winona. Finally, La Crosse is also one of the top 50 cities in the United States.
In addition to receiving a strong overall grade, this city's lone nursing home performed extremely well in our inspection category. In fact, we awarded it an A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This city also really excelled in the category of long-term care, where it received an A+. Wrapping up its straight A report card, we gave La Crosse top notch grades for our short-term care and nursing categories as well.