The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated data on the Hospital Compare website and on data.medicare.gov to provide patients, families and all stakeholders with the information needed to compare the performance of hospitals where they seek medical care. Along with data on quality measures, CMS also updates the Overall Hospital Star Rating.
Providence Medical Center has received the coveted five-star rating. The Medical Center was one of 12 throughout the state of Kansas to receive the designation.
The five-star rating is the highest possible rating (on a scale of one to five) — and reflects exceptional quality care being provided to patients by physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals at Providence.
The award-winning care and dedication of physicians and employees at Providence also recently resulted in the hospital being awarded an “A” for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group, a national healthcare organization.
The overall star rating for the CMS ratings is determined by how well a hospital performs across different areas of quality — such as treating heart attacks and pneumonia, readmission rates, and safety of care.
“Our staff is committed to patient-centered excellence,” said Danie Turpin, MA, CPXP, Director of Performance Improvement. “This designation indicates patients will receive high quality care at our hospital. We truly care about the level of quality and compassion that we are giving this community who trusts us with their care.”
Nationwide, out of 3,076 hospitals, only 483 hospitals achieved the highest rating in the federal government’s “Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings”. This places Providence among the top 16% of hospitals in the nation.