Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has received the highest overall hospital rating, five-star, given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The overall hospital rating is based on data publicly reported on CMS’ consumer-oriented website Hospital Compare. ARMC is among just 35 of Ohio’s 134 rated hospitals to receive a five-star rating.
Hospital Compare provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients, becoming one tool consumers can use to compare performance measures from multiple hospitals.
“Patients and their families should use all available tools at their disposal to make informed healthcare decisions that are right for them,” said Jeff Graham, Adena President & CEO. “Adena is committed to the goal of transparency, providing accurate, meaningful information about its quality for our patients. I am so proud of everyone that calls themselves an Adena caregiver for this recognition representative of the care they provide whether in critical times such as the Coronavirus pandemic or meeting everyday care needs.”
CMS looks at more than 50 measures that fall into five quality categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care. A hospital's overall rating is calculated using only those measures for which data is available.
“A five-star hospital rating from CMS is not easily achieved,” said Rhett Holland, Adena Vice President of Quality and Safety. “Of 4,586 hospitals CMS rated nationally, only 13.5% or 455 hospitals received five stars. It truly speaks volumes about the commitment of every provider and caregiver in our organization to provide the best care possible.”
Adena Director of Quality and Performance Improvement Seth Haynes added, “Our quality model is an integrated approach and annual focus of priority objectives, measures and plans by our committees and Quality Collaborative Teams. A five-star rating is something we have strived for since the inception of this CMS program and over the past few years we have focused on quality along the frontlines and improving safety through our Zero Harm journey of continuous improvement with every patient encounter.”
To access the Hospital Compare website, visit www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.