GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE: Data Analysis and Ratings
CMS Five Star Rating(2 out of 5):
324 FIRST AVENUE NORTH GEORGE, IA 51237
Data date: April 01, 2015
This is not the most recent data for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE. For the most recent information, click here.
The Most Important Data about GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
We've looked at a lot of nursing homes, this is what we think you need to see first and if you don't want to spend a lot of time. (It's the tl;dr section.)
There is no indication of abuse occuring at GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE. (CMS flags facilities where abuse has either happened or is very likely.)
CMS 5-Star Overall Rating:
(2 out of 5):
(The national average overall star rating is 3 stars.)
Current Trend: Worsening
Total Nursing Hours Spent Per Resident Per Day: 3.22
(The national average is 3.74 )
What is this page all about?
Below is everything shred of information that we can find about GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE, along with our best effort to make sense of the data. Our purpose here is to help you to make good decisions when picking a nursing home and to keep you informed once you have chosen a home. We know from personal experience that choosing a nursing home is not something you do once and then you forget about it. In fact, it gets worse. Once you select a nursing home and get through the initial steps of figuring out how to pay for it, then the real worries start. Are they taking good care of me or my loved one? This is the question that will keep you up at night: Can I really trust these people? We wish we could answer this question, we can't. What he can do is churn through the tons of data and try and help you to make sense of it. We hope it helps.
General Data Card
These are the basic data points for the facility.
Data date: April 01, 2015
Address: 324 FIRST AVENUE NORTH
GEORGE, IA 51237
Medicare Provider Number: 165247
Participating in Medicare Since: March 01, 1995
No. of Certified Beds: 45
No. of Residents: 26
Occupancy: 57.78% (as of 04/01/2015)
Amount fined in recent period: $0.00
Complaints filed: 5
Ratings History for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
Review of GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE Ratings and Inspection Scores
CMS regularly inspects every skilled nursing facility. (The timing is supposed to be annually, but since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, these inspections have not occured as frequently.) The results of the multi-day inspection is reduced to a series of scores which are then translated into the star ratings. The health inspection scores are an absolute value, so you can compare one facility's score directly to another. The Overall Star rating is based on the facility's performance as compared to other facilities in the same state, so you cannot easily compare one facility's Overall star rating to a facility in another state.
|Health Inspection Rating||2:|
|Cycle 1 Score (as of August 14, 2014)||40|
|Cycle 2 Score (as of June 13, 2013)||40|
|Cycle 3 Score (as of May 24, 2012)||28|
|Weighted All Cycles Score||38|
It has been 7 months since the most recent inspection.
What Goes Into the Nursing Home's 5-Star Rating
CMS has put a lot of effort into creating its very elaborate 5-Star Quality Rating System specifically to provide a quick way for residents and family members to easily understand how well a nursing home is performing and to make comparing nursing homes easier. The rating system allows people to easily compare facilities across numerous dimensions with the express purpose of identifying the best and best performing nursing homes. The rating system was initially developed in 2008 and the methodologies are regularly reviewed and updated.
The rating system has five separate ratings including:
- Overall rating
- Health Inspection rating
- Staff rating
- RN Staffing rating
- Quality Measures rating
Nursing homes are rated from 1-star to 5-stars with 1-star being the best rating and 5-star being the best rating. For the Health Inspection Rating the nursing homes in each state are ranked based on their weighted three year inspection score. The top 10 percent of nursing homes (those with the lowest scores) are awarded a 5-star rating; the bottom 20 percent (those with the highest scores) are awarded a 1-star rating. In between 1-star and 5-star, the remaining homes are divided equally into three tranches which correspond with the stars 2 to 4. The staff ratings and quality measure ratings follow a similar process but the divisions are based on a national ranking. The division between star ratings is called the “cut-rate”. Cut-rates are redefined periodically and are published by CMS. See the latest cut rates on this table.
Calculating the Overall Star Rating is done differently. According to CMS, the reason for adopting a different system is to give the Health Inspection Rating higher weight in the Overall Rating. So, since there are FIVE ratings and FIVE stars for each rating, there must also be a FIVE step process to calculate the Overall Rating (so symetrical!) :
- Begin with the Health Inspection Rating
- Add one star to the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is at least four-stars and is higher than the Health Inspection Rating. (We will call this the "Adjusted Rating".)
- Subtract one star from the Health Inspection Rating if the Staffing Rating is one-star.
- Add a star to the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 5-stars.
- Subtract one star from the Adjusted Rating if the Quality Measure Rating is 1-star.
Throughout the calculation of the Overall Rating, the rating cannot exceed 5-stars. The Overall Rating is capped at 2-stars if the Health Inspection rating is 1-star. No Overall Rating is awarded if the nursing home does not have a Health Inspection Rating (This effectively means that a nursing home is not rated until the home has been operating for more than two years.)
Changes in a nursing homes star rating can be due to the results of a new health inspection report, the processing of new complaints, the aging of older complaints, a new inspection control survey, a revisit, or the resolution of disputes that change the scope and or severity of deficiencies.
Most Recent Nursing Home Inspections
CMS is required to inspect each senior nursing facility at least annually. These inspections take several days. Additional follow-up inspections as conducted as needed or for certain purposes. Inspections stopped for more than seven months in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. That stoppage has caused all inspections to be delayed as the inspectors continue to deal with a backlog. The table below shows the latest inspections for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE including health, fire, and inspection control inspections:
No Inspection Information is Available
Owner and Operator Information for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
Our database of owners and operators shows all direct owners of the nursing nurse, any managers and directors, and the most adjacent indirect owners of the facility (that is, if the direct owner is company, then the owners of that company.) Lists of nursing home owners are available and you can search for nursing home owners and operators on our site.
Business Entity Name:
THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY
- THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY (DIRECT- 100%)
Managers and Directors:
- ELWIN BROWN (DIRECTOR)
- LIANE CONNELLY (DIRECTOR)
- MICHAEL DEUTH (DIRECTOR)
- SYLVIA GAUSE (OFFICER)
- HARALD GRINDAL (DIRECTOR)
- NEIL GULSVIG (DIRECTOR)
- KARI GUSTAFSON (DIRECTOR)
- GWEN HALAAS (DIRECTOR)
- MISTY HAM-QUICK (OFFICER)
- JOSEPH HERDINA (OFFICER)
- TERESA HILDEBRANDT (DIRECTOR)
- JOHN HOLT (DIRECTOR)
- DAVID HORAZDOVSKY (OFFICER)
- CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON (DIRECTOR)
- MICHELE JUFFER (DIRECTOR)
- GUY MATSON (DIRECTOR)
- RAYE NAE NYLANDER (OFFICER)
- JOHN RACEK (DIRECTOR)
- PHILIP SAMUELSON (DIRECTOR)
- MARK SCHARNBERG (OFFICER)
- SHARON ST MARY (DIRECTOR)
- LUCILLE WELBIG (MANAGING EMPLOYEE)
Analysis of Nursing Hours Spent Per Patient
CMS provides detailed information about how long nursing staff spends with residents. This data includes nursing subcategories of Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, and non-nursing Certified Nursing Assistants. More hours spend per patient should can indicate a better facility or it could indicate more complicated situations.
The nursing staff of GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE spends LESS time on average with its residents than the state average and LESS time than the national average for total nursing homes spent per resident.
|Type||Facility||State / National Avg|
|Registered Nurse (RN)|
|Hours||0.81||0.73 / 0.65|
|Case Mix||NA||0.33 / 0.39|
|Adjusted||0.70||NA / NA|
|Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)|
|Hours||0.16||0.59 / 0.88|
|Case Mix||NA||NA / NA|
|Adjusted||0.23||NA / NA|
|Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)|
|Hours||2.25||2.34 / 2.21|
|Case Mix||NA||NA / NA|
|Adjusted||2.37||NA / NA|
|Total Licensed Staff|
|Hours||0.97||1.32 / 1.53|
|Physical Therapist (PT)|
|Hours||0.00||0.04 / 0.07|
|Total Nursing Homes Spent per Resident on Average|
|Hours||3.22||3.66 / 3.74|
|Case Mix||NA||2.94 / 3.16|
|Adjusted||3.45||NA / NA|
Quality measures are based both on patient survey information and on the results of actual claims that are filed with CMS. It is not clear what period is covered in the measures.
No Quality Measures are available for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE.
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE Violations, Complaints and Fines
These are complaints and fines that are reported by CMS. Some of the data is not very recent, but we have decided to include it here so that you have as much information as possible.
Amount fined in recent period: $0.00, Complaints filed: 5
There is no deficiency data for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE.
Hospitals Near GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
Quite often skilled nursing facilities and hospitals work closely together to help patients recover or manage a terminal illness. Hospitals deals with acute care while nursing homes treat patients for a longer period of time. New residents at skilled nursing homes typically come from a hospital and nursing home residents may be readmitted to a hospital if their recovery does not proceed well. (Hospital readmission rates are closely monitored by CMS.) Consequently it is important that you consider which hospitals are near a nursing home which choosing one. Below is a list of hospitals near GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE.
This information is based on the most recent Hospital data. Historical data is not available.
|Hospital||5-Star Overall Rating|
SANFORD WORTHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER
1018 SIXTH AVENUE PO BOX 997
WORTHINGTON, MN 56187
SANFORD SHELDON MEDICAL CENTER
118 NORTH 7TH AVENUE
SHELDON, IA 51201
MERCYONE PRIMGHAR MEDICAL CENTER
255 N WELCH AVENUE
PRIMGHAR, IA 51245
HAWARDEN REGIONAL HEALTHCARE
1111 11TH STREET
HAWARDEN, IA 51023
AVERA MERRILL PIONEER HOSPITAL
1100 S 10TH AVE
ROCK RAPIDS, IA 51246
HEGG MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER
1202 21ST AVENUE
ROCK VALLEY, IA 51247
OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
600 9TH AVENUE NORTH
SIBLEY, IA 51249
SIOUX CENTER HEALTH
1101 9TH STREET SE
SIOUX CENTER, IA 51250
ORANGE CITY AREA HEALTH SYSTEM
1000 LINCOLN CIRCLE SE
ORANGE CITY, IA 51041
SANFORD LUVERNE MEDICAL CENTER
1600 N KNISS AVENUE P O BOX 1019
LUVERNE, MN 56156
Medical Professionals Associated with GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
These are the doctors who are affiliated with GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE. The data is from the most recent period. Historical data is not available.
- DAVID SPRINGER ( FAMILY PRACTICE - SANFORD HEALTH NETWORK )
- GREGORY KOSTERS ( FAMILY PRACTICE - OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC )
- CHESTER DEJONG ( FAMILY PRACTICE - SANFORD MEDICAL CENTER )
Detailed Analysis Pages:
Depending on the nursing home, this page can get really long. So, we have also broken up the data onto separate pages to allow you to find what you want more easily. We will keep adding to these pages as we continue to analyze the nursing home database.
CMS Five Star Ratings and Quality Measures for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
Five different rating results plus detailed inspection numbers and quality measures for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE.
Covid Infections at GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
This report is updated weekly and shows new and historical infection levels.
Nursing Hours Analysis for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
How long a nurse spends with a resident can be an important factor in their recovery. This page shows the average nursing hours spent per resident for RNs, LPNs, CNAs, PTs and all licensed staff.
Ownership Details for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
A list of all of the registered owners for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE. This includes direct and indirect owners and managers.
Noted Deficiencies for GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE
A list of all of the deficiencies for the facility. This includes a description, type of deficiency, incident date and when the facility reports that the incident was corrected.
Comparison Ranking of Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities
How does GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE compare to other skilled nursing facilities? This list shows the competitive set within a 25 mile radius.
Best Nursing Homes in GEORGE, IA
Homes that you should consider. A list ranking the best skilled nursing facilities in GEORGE based on their weighted inspection score as of April 01, 2015.
Worst Nursing Homes in GEORGE, IA
Homes that you avoid if possible. A list ranking the worst skilled nursing facilities in GEORGE based on their weighted inspection score as of April 01, 2015.
Other Data Periods:
Data on GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - GEORGE is available for the following periods: