CHI Memorial is pleased to announce it has once again received a four star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The most common overall hospital quality star rating is three stars, out of a possible five stars. Only 24 percent of the 4,573 hospitals included in the survey received a four star rating. CHI Memorial scored at or better than the national average in mortality, patient experience, and effectiveness of care.
“Our physicians and associates are committed to providing the best care everyone who comes through our doors expects and deserves,” says Janelle Reilly, market CEO, CHI Memorial. “Thanks to our staff’s steadfast devotion to evidence-based, quality medical care, CHI Memorial is the only four star system in the Chattanooga region.”
The overall rating shows how well an individual hospital is performing compared to other hospitals in the U.S., on average. CMS uses data regularly reported by hospitals and summarizes up to 59 quality measures into a star rating. This rating is designed to help individuals, family members and care givers compare hospitals and easily understand complex quality information.
CMS updated its hospital compare overall hospital quality star rating data in February 2019. It was last updated in December 2017. For more information, visit www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.