Manistee County Medical Center is on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Nursing Homes list


MANISTEE – Manistee County Nursing Home Named US News and World Report Best Nursing Homes listing.

The MCMCF received an overall rating of 5/5 from US News and World Report. He received a 3/3 high performance rating in both acute rehabilitation and long-term care.

“I think it’s great,” said Joe Coleman, the facility’s administrator, adding that he didn’t know about the rating until the News Advocate told him about it. “I wish I had the standings when we asked the county for the mileage. I’m glad we had county support for the mileage.”

Coleman said the staff had worked very hard over the years and “it is truly an honor for our staff to be honored in this way”.

He also said they haven’t had a single case of COVID-19 at the facility in the two years since the pandemic began.

“It’s been a good long time (of not having any cases of COVID-19) and we hope to continue with that success,” Coleman said.

US News and World Report is a “multifaceted digital media company dedicated to helping consumers, business leaders, and policy makers make important decisions in their lives,” according to its website.

It uses data and technology to “publish independent reporting, rankings, journalism and advice that has been trusted by our readers and users for nearly 90 years.”

The US News and World Report explained how it established the facility’s ratings for short-term rehabilitation. Among some of the reasons for its high rating was an above-average rating for patients’ ability to return home.

According to the report, the Manistee County Medical Care Facility had 58.9% of residents who were able to return home after being discharged.

This compares to the Michigan state average of 54.8% and the national average of 50.8%. The ability to return to a personal residence rather than a hospital or other care facility is an indication of successful rehabilitation.

Other factors for his short-term rehabilitation rating were the facility’s rate of serious injury falls and staff immunization rates. US News noted that 0% of residents fell, resulting in a serious injury such as a bone fracture or dislocation.

That’s compared to Michigan’s statewide rate of 0.7% and national averages of 0.8%. The report states that “Lower is better. Injury prevention is an indicator of the quality of care and attention to resident safety”.

The facility’s staff vaccination rate is higher than the Michigan state average and the national average.

US News and World Report said “87.4% of staff have received a COVID-19 vaccination. This compares to Michigan’s vaccination rate of 64.3% and national averages of 76.7%. Vaccinations are an important disease prevention tool, especially when working with a vulnerable population in a residential setting.

For long-term care, the high score was due to factors such as emergency room visits and the ability to care for oneself.

The US News and World Report wrote that emergency room visits “were below average for residents requiring emergency room visits while in nursing homes. Fewer emergency care visits indicate better quality of care and attention to resident safety.”

He also reported that with respect to the ability to care for themselves, “87.4% of residents retained the ability to move around, eat, use the bathroom, and do things. ‘other daily activities without assistance’.

That’s compared to Michigan state averages of 85.0% and national averages of 83.2%.

“A sustained ability to care for oneself is indicative of quality care,” according to US News and World Report.


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