HILO MEDICAL CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at Hilo Medical Center. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

HILO MEDICAL CENTER
1190 WAIANUENUE AVENUE
HILO, HI 96720
(808) 974-4700

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

81%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 108
  • Certified Beds: 134

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By Government - State
  • Offers Both Resident and Family Counseling Services
  • Located Inside of a Hospital Facility
  • Part of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by Hilo Medical Center. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Medium Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-163.1%
Total Percent:3.1%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 11-162.5%
ADL Index Range: 6-107.3%
ADL Index Range: 0-513.8%
Total Percent:23.6%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-1017.1%
ADL Index Range: 0-56.5%
Total Percent:23.6%
 

Low Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 45 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Three days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Two services of restorative nursing six days per week
ADL Index Range: 0-100.7%
Total Percent:0.7%
 

Extensive Services

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-16
- Isolation for active infectious disease
6.9%
Total Percent:6.9%
 

Special Care High

  • Comatose
  • Septicemia
  • Diabetes with daily injections and a change of order two or more days
  • Quadriplegia with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and shortness of breath when lying flat
  • Fever with pneumonia, or vomiting, or weight loss, or feeding tube
  • Parenteral/IV feedings
  • Respiratory therapy for 7 days
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-14
- No Signs of depression
6.0%
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
3.1%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
0.4%
Total Percent:9.6%
 

Special Care Low

  • Cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease with ADL score greater or equal to 5
  • Respiratory failure and oxygen therapy while a resident
  • Feeding tube where calories >= 51% or calories are in the range of 26-50% and fluid >= 501 mL)
  • Ulcers: 2 or more stage II or 1 or more stage III or IV pressure ulcers
  • Ulcers: 2 or more venous or arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers: 1 stage II pressure ulcer and 1 venous or arterial ulcer with 2 or more skin care treatments
  • Foot infection/diabetic foot ulcer/open lesions of foot with treatment
  • Radiation therapy while a resident
  • Dialysis while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
7.6%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
3.1%
Total Percent:10.7%
 

Clinically Complex

  • Pneumonia, hemiplegia with ADL score >=5
  • Surgical wounds or open lesions with treatment
  • Burns
  • Chemotherapy while a resident
  • Oxygen therapy while a resident
  • IV medications or transfusions while a resident
  • Extensive Services, Special Care High or Special Care Low qualifier and ADL score of 0 or 1
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- No Signs of depression
6.7%
ADL Index Range: 2-5
- No Signs of depression
4.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- No Signs of depression
3.8%
Total Percent:14.7%
 

Reduced Physical Function

  • Urinary and/or bowel training program
  • Passive and/or active range of motion (ROM)
  • Amputation/prosthesis training
  • Dressing or grooming training
  • Eating or swallowing training
  • Transfer training
  • Splint or brace assistance
  • Bed mobility and/or walking training
  • Communication training
ADL Index Range: 6-10
- Less restorative nursing
6.2%
ADL Index Range: 0-1
- Less restorative nursing
0.9%
Total Percent:7.1%
 

Rating Details For Hilo Medical Center

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours1 Hour and 34 Minutes1 Hour and 9 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours1 Hour and 26 Minutes44 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours2 Hours and 53 Minutes2 Hours and 29 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours3 Hours1 Hour and 52 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours5 Hours and 54 Minutes4 Hours and 21 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Hawaii are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityHawaii Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season74%93%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination77%93%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection7%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder6%3%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder64%63%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious12%12%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased19%11%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain8%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse21%12%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores4%3%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair16%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%6%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight13%7%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores9%7%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination90-100%85%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season81%87%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain45%18%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores9%10%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium3%2%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 05/19/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Hire a Qualified Activities Director.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Post Nurse Staffing Information.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009

Environmental

Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Be Designed, Built, Equipped, or Well Kept to Protect the Health and Safety of Residents, Workers, and the Public.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Make Sure That a Working Call System is Available in Each Resident's Room or Bathroom and Bathing Area.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Be Designed, Built, Equipped, or Well Kept to Protect the Health and Safety of Residents, Workers, and the Public.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011
Have a Program to Keep Infection from Spreading.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011

Mistreatment

Keep Each Resident Free from Physical Restraints, Unless Needed for Medical Treatment.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Protect Each Resident from All Abuse, Physical Punishment, and Being Separated from Others.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Keep Each Resident Free from Physical Restraints, Unless Needed for Medical Treatment.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009

Nutrition and Dietary

Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Prepare Food That is Nutritional, Appetizing, Tasty, Attractive, Well-Cooked, and at the Right Temperature.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011

Pharmacy Service

Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
At Least Once a Month, Have a Licensed Pharmacist Check the Drugs That Each Resident Takes.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Properly Mark Drugs and Other Similar Products.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011

Quality Care

Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Provide Social Services for Related Medical Problems to Help Each Resident Achieve the Highest Possible Quality of Life.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Give Proper Treatment to Residents with Feeding Tubes to Prevent Problems (Such As Aspiration Pneumonia, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Dehydration, Metabolic Abnormalities, Nasal-Pharyngeal Ulcers) and Help Restore Eating Skills, if Possible.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Give or Get Dental Care for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Give Residents Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bed (Pressure) Sores or Heal Existing Bed Sores.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Develop/Implement Required Procedures for the Administration of Immunizations.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Have Enough Nurses to Care for Every Resident in a Way That Maximizes the Resident's Well Being.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Give or Get Dental Care for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Provide Activities to Meet the Needs of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011
Make Sure That Residents Who Cannot Care for Themselves Receive Help with Eating/Drinking, Grooming and Hygiene.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011

Resident Assessment

Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Make Sure All Assessments Are Accurate, Coordinated by an Rn, Done by the Right Professional, and Are Signed by the Person Completing Them.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Develop a Complete Care Plan That Meets All of a Resident's Needs, with Timetables and Actions That Can Be Measured.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011

Resident Rights

Tell Each Resident Who Can Get Medicaid Benefits About 1) Which Items and Services Medicaid Covers and Which the Resident Must Pay For; or 2) How to Apply for Medicaid, Along with the Names and Addresses of State Groups That Can Help.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Provide Services to Meet the Needs and Preferences of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 05/09/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
Keep Each Resident's Personal and Medical Records Private and Confidential.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Let Residents Complain Without Being Treated Differently or Badly.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Allow Residents to Easily See the Results of the Nursing Home's Most Recent Survey.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Send and Promptly Deliver Unopened Mail to Residents.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Provide Enough Notice Before Discharging or Transferring a Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Make Sure Each Resident Has the Right to Choose Activities, Schedules and Health Care According to His or Her Interests, Assessment, and Plan of Care.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Provide Services to Meet the Needs and Preferences of Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 06/19/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011
Make Sure Each Resident Has the Right to Choose Activities, Schedules and Health Care According to His or Her Interests, Assessment, and Plan of Care.
  • Inspection Date: 05/19/2011
  • Correction Date: 06/19/2011

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)07/30/2009$1,300
Civil Money Penalty (CMP)07/30/2009$5,200
Denial of Payment for New Admission (DPNA)07/30/2009-

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for Hilo Medical Center, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

Keep Accurate and Appropriate Medical Records.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/25/2009
Set Up or Keep a Group of People to Review and Ensure Quality.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/25/2009

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/25/2009

Mistreatment

1) Hire Only People Who Have No Legal History of Abusing, Neglecting or Mistreating Residents; or 2) Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/20/2010
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Complaint Filed: 03/04/2010
  • Correction Date: 05/20/2010

Quality Care

Give the Right Treatment and Services to Residents Who Have Mental or Social Problems Adjusting.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/25/2009

Resident Assessment

1) Develop a Complete Care Plan Within 7 Days of Each Resident's Admission; 2) Prepare a Care Plan with the Care Team, Including the Primary Nurse, Doctor, Resident or Resident's Family or Representative; or 3) Check and Update the Care Plan.
  • Complaint Filed: 07/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/25/2009

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that Hilo Medical Center had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 05/19/2011.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Fire Alarm Systems

An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 05/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 07/09/2008
An Approved Installation, Maintenance and Testing Program for Fire Alarm Systems.
  • Inspection Date: 06/15/2009
  • Correction Date: 08/25/2009
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Hawaii Department of Health - Retrieved 2011