In its most recent release of
Hospital Compare Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) awarded St. John’s Medical Center its highest five-star
rating. The last time the ratings were published, only 83 hospitals in
the nation – fewer than 2% -- earned five stars. Of the over 4,000
Medicare-certified hospitals in the U.S., the average overall rating is
“Earning a CMS overall rating of five stars is a testament to the
continuous performance improvement adopted by our physicians and staff,
who provide high quality, safety-oriented services,” said St. John’s
CEO Paul Beaupré, MD.
“We are particularly proud of our recent accomplishments, which include
being ranked in the top 10% of hospitals nationally for patient experience
and being named the safest hospital in Wyoming,” said Beaupré.
“However, we will not rest on our laurels. We continually look for
areas where we can improve.”
The Overall Hospital Rating is calculated by taking the weighted average
of group scores in seven measures: mortality, safety of care, readmission,
patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient
use of medical imaging. The latest Overall Star Ratings uses data from
dates ranging from the second quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2017.
In December, CMS will make the most up-to-date hospital star ratings available at
CMS awarded St. John’s Living Center an overall five-star rating
in its August 2017 release of
nursing home ratings.
(This article edited on December 20, 2017.)
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ABOUT ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered
clinical excellence and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care, and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
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