March 02, 2020
Sky Ridge Medical Center has earned the Five-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare Program - one of only 407 nationwide (of 4,500 participating).
CMS Hospital Compare reports on measures of quality for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide and only 6.4% of hospitals across the country are Five-Star CMS hospitals. The overall hospital rating system demonstrates how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.; the most common rating is three stars. The rating evaluates hospitals on a variety of measures to calculate the 1-5 stars. Seven of the key quality categories measured include mortality, the safety of care, readmission, and patient experience, the effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging. Sky Ridge performed above the national average in all categories.
"We are honored to receive this recognition and it is a testament to our clinical team's commitment and focus on patient safety and quality," said Dr. Jason Kelly, Chief Medical Officer of Sky Ridge Medical Center. "Our physicians, nurses and colleagues work collaboratively to share best practices and identify opportunities to improve. We are proud to provide the highest level of care to our community every day."