Prime Healthcare Hospitals Earn Five-Star Rating from CMS
Posted on Mar 12, 2019
Among the top 7% in the nation
(ONTARIO, Calif – March 12, 2019) – Prime Healthcare hospitals in four states received national recognition
for an overall five-star rating in quality from the Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services in the latest hospital performance report released
by the Federal agency.
Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by CMS, only 337 received 5-star
ratings. The ratings are based on 100 rigorously tested quality measures.
This recognition places Prime Healthcare hospitals in the top 7% nationally
for quality and patient safety.
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center,
Chino Valley Medical Center, and
Glendora Community Hospital in California;
Harlingen Medical Center in Texas;
Providence Medical Center in Kansas;
Saint Clare’s Health and
Saint Michael's Medical Center in New Jersey received CMS’s highest rating for overall quality.
The CMS’s Overall Hospital Star Rating provides patients with the
important information they need to compare hospitals and make informed
healthcare decisions based on objective measures of quality and safety.
First made available to patients in 2005, Hospital Compare is based on
100 rigorously tested quality measures at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified
hospitals as well as Veterans Health Administration and Military Health
“The Hospital Compare website and Star Ratings System are valuable
consumer tools that provide important information on the safety and quality
of our nation’s hospitals,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
“We are extremely proud of the employees and physicians at our hospitals
that have earned this mark of distinction,” said Sunny Bhatia, MD,
Chief Medical Officer for Prime’s Division I hospitals. “The
five-star rating from CMS is another objective measure of the high-quality
patient care delivered at Prime Healthcare hospitals.”
Prime Healthcare, which operates 45 hospitals in 14 states, consistently
earns top marks for its clinical quality. In the fall of 2018, 22 Prime
hospitals in nine states earned As for patient safety from The Leapfrog
Group. Prime Healthcare also received more than 270 awards in 2018 from
Healthgrades, and its hospitals have also been recognized among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation 47 times by IBM Watson Health. In addition,
Prime Healthcare has more Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award
recipients for three consecutive years than any other health system in
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