MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM Review

Get Information, Ratings, Surveys, and Compare MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM to other hospitals

Overall Hospital Rating: Not Available ; HCAPS approval: 71%

Database data as of January 31, 2024

A Review of the Data

Prepared by Richard Saunders as of January 31, 2024.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") distributes more than 80 tables of data on hospitals on a quarterly basis. That is a lot of information to pour through to try and build a comprehensive review of MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM. Luckily, we are here to help! I’ve put together this page to help you to get a better idea of what the hospital does, who is affiliated with it, share any patient survey data and much more. (If you want to jump to a specific section of the review, here are the section headers: General Hospital Data, Ratings, Cost Analysis, Infections, Comparison, Nearby Skilled Nursing Facilities, Doctors Associated with MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM, Survey Analysis.)

In the briefest summary, MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM is one of the types of hospitals called Critical Access Hospitals. It is in BLAIR, NE. IT HAS NOT BEEN RATED BY CMS . Its type of ownership is Voluntary non-profit - Private. The facility's Medicare ID is 281359. It does provide emergency services. There are 66 medical professionals and 33 doctor groups affiliated with the hospital. We do not have data on average costs for care provided at MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM.

According to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ("HCAHPS") that ended in September 30, 2021, 71% of the patients surveyed definitely recommended MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM, while only 2% did not recommend going to MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM.

The information presented below is based on data provided by U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is updated as new data is made available.

General Information for MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM

Address:

810 NORTH 22ND ST
BLAIR, NE 68008
(402) 426-1502
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Medicare Provider Number:

281359

Type:

Critical Access Hospitals

Ownership:

Voluntary non-profit - Private

Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM

Overall Rating: Not Available



The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating for MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM summarizes a variety of measures across 5 areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Once reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s Overall Star Rating is calculated using only those measures for which data are available. Hospitals report data to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP), Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Program. Overall Star Ratings aren’t calculated for Veterans Health Administration (VHA) or Department of Defense (DoD) hospitals.

Most hospitals will have an Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating of 3.

National distribution of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating The following table shows the national distribution of the Overall Star Rating based on July 2022 results.

Overall rating Number of hospitals / Percentage
1 star 198 (6.34%)
2 stars 702 (22.49%)
3 stars 895 (28.68%)
4 stars 895 (28.68%)
5 stars 431 (13.81%)
N/A 1,368 (30.47%)

Additional detailed on the method for calculating the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from this document.

Patient Survey Results

Below is information compiled by CMS on the percentage of patients who respond to specific treatments and a comparison of the results for MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM to the national results for similar facilities.

Survey Question Response
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" communicated well 80 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 6 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" communicated well 14 %
Nurse communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Nurse communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 86 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 5 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 9 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" listened carefully to them 80 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 5 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" listened carefully to them 15 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 76 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 7 %
Patients who reported that their nurses "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 17 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" communicated well 73 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated well 5 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" communicated well 22 %
Doctor communication - linear mean score Not Applicable
Doctor communication - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" treated them with courtesy and respect 84 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" treated them with courtesy and respect 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" treated them with courtesy and respect 10 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" listened carefully to them 72 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" listened carefully to them 5 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" listened carefully to them 23 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Always" explained things in a way they could understand 63 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Sometimes" or "Never" explained things in a way they could understand 6 %
Patients who reported that their doctors "Usually" explained things in a way they could understand 31 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help as soon as they wanted 68 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help as soon as they wanted 5 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help as soon as they wanted 27 %
Staff responsiveness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Staff responsiveness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that they "Always" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 67 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 6 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received help after using the call button as soon as they wanted 27 %
Patients who reported that they "Always" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 69 %
Patients who reported that they "Sometimes" or "Never" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 6 %
Patients who reported that they "Usually" received bathroom help as soon as they wanted 25 %
Patients who reported that staff "Always" explained about medicines before giving it to them 65 %
Patients who reported that staff "Sometimes" or "Never" explained about medicines before giving it to them 13 %
Patients who reported that staff "Usually" explained about medicines before giving it to them 22 %
Communication about medicines - linear mean score Not Applicable
Communication about medicines - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" communicated what the medication was for 78 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" communicated what the medication was for 3 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" communicated what the medication was for. 19 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Always" discussed possible side effects 53 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Sometimes" or "Never" discussed possible side effects 22 %
Patients who reported that when receiving new medication the staff "Usually" discussed possible side effects 25 %
Patients who reported that NO, they were not given information about what to do during their recovery at home 10 %
Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home 90 %
Discharge information - linear mean score Not Applicable
Discharge information - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that NO, they did not discuss whether they would need help after discharge 5 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did discuss whether they would need help after discharge 95 %
Patients who reported that NO, they did not receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 16 %
Patients who reported that YES, they did receive written information about possible symptoms to look out for after discharge 84 %
Patients who "Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 43 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 5 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" they understood their care when they left the hospital 52 %
Care transition - linear mean score Not Applicable
Care transition - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who "Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 44 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 5 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that the staff took my preferences into account when determining my health care needs 51 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 44 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 4 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood their responsiblities in managing their health 52 %
Patients who "Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 42 %
Patients who "Disagree" or "Strongly Disagree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 5 %
Patients who "Strongly Agree" that they understood the purposes of their medications when leaving the hospital 53 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean 73 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Sometimes" or "Never" clean 9 %
Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Usually" clean 18 %
Cleanliness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Cleanliness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night 78 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Sometimes" or "Never" quiet at night 6 %
Patients who reported that the area around their room was "Usually" quiet at night 16 %
Quietness - linear mean score Not Applicable
Quietness - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 6 or lower on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 6 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 7 or 8 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 22 %
Patients who gave their hospital a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 72 %
Overall hospital rating - linear mean score Not Applicable
Overall hospital rating - star rating Not Applicable
Patients who reported NO, they would probably not or definitely not recommend the hospital 2 %
Patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the hospital 71 %
Patients who reported YES, they would probably recommend the hospital 27 %
Recommend hospital - linear mean score Not Applicable
Recommend hospital - star rating Not Applicable
Summary star rating Not Applicable

Cost of MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM, Compare to National and State Averages

Understanding how much a hospital is going to cost is extremely difficult. Hospitals themselves actively obscure what they charge and have negotiated different rates with different insurers. Then you have the problem of the wide variety of treatments which the MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM provides.

To provide some standard metric to compare hospital costs, CMS publishes the MSPB (or "Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary"). Even though you may not be on Medicare, this metric may still be useful. The MSPB is expressed as a percentage compared to the national average for costs that Medicare incurs. A percentage higher than 100% means the hospital charges more than the national average while a percentage less than 100% means the hospital charges less than the national average.

MSPB for MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM: Not Available

We do not have detailed cost analysis for MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM.

Infection Rates at MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM

These measures show how often patients at MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM contract certain infections during the course of their medical treatment, when compared to other hospitals nationally.

Infection Type Score / Compare to National Average
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection: Number of Device Days 446.00 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 0.12 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (ICU + select Wards) Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Number of Urinary Catheter Days 286.00 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Predicted Cases 0.19 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards): Observed Cases 1.00 / Not Available
Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (ICU + select Wards) Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Number of Procedures Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Colon Surgery Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Number of Procedures Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Predicted Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy: Observed Cases Not Available / Not Available
SSI - Abdominal Hysterectomy Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Patient Days 2,400.00 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Predicted Cases 0.05 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia: Observed Cases 0.00 / Not Available
MRSA Bacteremia Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Lower Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Upper Confidence Limit Not Available / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Patient Days 2,400.00 / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Predicted Cases 0.53 / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff): Observed Cases 2.00 / Not Available
Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff) Not Available / Not Available

How MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM Compares to Other Similar Facilities

This is how MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM compares to other similar hospitals nationally based on data provided to CMS.

Top Hospitals in BLAIR, NE

Worst Hospitals in BLAIR, NE

Percentages of Complications and Deaths at MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM

Measure Score Compared to National Rates
Rate of complications for hip/knee replacement patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for heart attack patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for CABG surgery patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for COPD patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for heart failure patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for pneumonia patients NA Not Enough Data
Death rate for stroke patients NA Not Enough Data
Pressure ulcer rate NA Not Enough Data
Death rate among surgical inpatients with serious treatable complications NA Not Enough Data
Iatrogenic pneumothorax rate NA Not Enough Data
In-hospital fall with hip fracture rate NA Not Enough Data
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma rate NA Not Enough Data
Postoperative acute kidney injury requiring dialysis rate NA Not Enough Data
Postoperative respiratory failure rate NA Not Enough Data
Perioperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate NA Not Enough Data
Postoperative sepsis rate NA Not Enough Data
Postoperative wound dehiscence rate NA Not Enough Data
Abdominopelvic accidental puncture or laceration rate NA Not Enough Data
CMS Medicare PSI 90: Patient safety and adverse events composite NA Not Enough Data

Skilled Nursing Facilities Near MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM

Many hospital patients are not ready to return home after a hospital visit. If recovery is going to be protracted, doctors will often advise that the patients recuperate at a skilled nursing facility. Below is a list of the skilled nursing homes near MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM ranked by their CMS 5-Star Overall Rating.

Facility Name Overall Rating
Newport House 5:
Brookestone Village 5:
The Lighthouse at Lakeside Village 5:
Brookestone Meadows Rehabilitation and Care Center 5:
Rose Blumkin Jewish Home 5:
Ambassador Health of Omaha 5:
Old Mill Rehabilitation (omaha Tcu) 5:
Quality Living, Inc 5:
Dunklau Gardens 5:
South Haven Living Center 4:
Good Samaritan Society - Millard 4:
Midlands Living Center L L C 4:
Nye Legacy Health and Rehabilitation Center 4:
Oakland Heights 4:
North Crest Living Center 3:
Maple Crest Health Center 3:
Arbor Care Centers-Valhaven, LLC 3:
Florence Home 3:
Nye Pointe Health and Rehab Ctr 3:
Azria Health Rose Vista 3:
Omaha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 2:
Hillcrest Millard 2:
Risen Son Christian Village 2:
St. Joseph Villa Nursing Center 2:
Douglas County Health Center 2:
Azria Health Midtown 2:
Keystone Ridge Post Acute Nursing and Rehab 2:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Home 2:
Azria Health Longview 2:
Arbor Care Centers-Tekamah LLC 2:
Emerald Nursing and Rehab Omaha 1:
The Banyan at Montclair 1:
Emerald Nursing and Rehabilitation Mercy 1:
Prairie Gate 1:
Bethany Lutheran Home 1:
Life Care Center of Elkhorn 1:
Life Care Center of Omaha 1:
Crowell Memorial Home 1:
Prairie Gate No Data
Prairie Gate No Data
Emerald Nursing and Rehab Legacy Pointe LLC No Data