UH Parma Medical Center Achieves Highest Rating in 2019 CMS Ratings
Five Stars for Quality
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center earned the highest possible quality rating in the latest scores released in February by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that administers Medicare. CMS rates hospitals from one to five stars, based on their safety, efficiency and patient experience. Only 293 of the 4,500 hospitals in the nation achieved a Five-Star rating in the latest calculations for 2019.
“Fewer than 7 percent of the nation’s hospitals receive Five Stars for Quality,” says Brian Monter, President of UH Parma Medical Center. “We are proud to remain a Five-Star hospital in the CMS rankings. This quality rating validates what our patients and staff experience every day.”
CMS calculates star ratings based on 57 quality measures. The score reflects common conditions, such as heart attack and pneumonia. CMS reviews three years of data on readmission rates and mortality, and one year of data on infection rates, hospital-acquired conditions and timeliness and effectiveness of care.
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