Mercy Health – Cincinnati Hospitals Earn Top Star Ratings
Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its five area hospitals have earned top star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
CMS published its new star ratings index on the Hospital Compare website. Anderson Hospital, The Jewish Hospital and West Hospital all improved their ratings, going from four to five stars, the highest rating a hospital can achieve. Clermont Hospital and Fairfield Hospital maintained their strong four-star ratings.
"Mercy Health has the greatest number of five-star rated, full-service community hospitals in Greater Cincinnati. These impressive star ratings are the result of Mercy Health’s relentless pursuit of quality across every aspect of the patient experience,” said Mike Garfield, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, Mercy Health – Cincinnati. “These ratings demonstrate that from the moment patients enter our hospitals until they are ready to go home, they can expect to receive the highest quality care. I extend my congratulations to every nurse, physician and staff member for their dedication and focus. It’s their efforts that produce these results.”
The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures that reflect common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia and also takes into account patient experience, the safety, effectiveness and timeliness of care and readmission and mortality rates. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.
The overall rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall rating is three stars. More information is available at https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/About/Hospital-overall-ratings.html.