WESTLAKE: UH St. John Medical Center earned the highest possible quality rating in the latest scores released on Dec. 20 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare. CMS rates hospitals from one to five stars, based on their safety, efficiency and patient experience. UH St. John Medical Center achieved a rating of five stars for 2018.
“This outstanding rating from CMS confirms that we are meeting and exceeding our patient quality and safety goals,” says Robert G. David, President of UH St. John Medical Center. “Patients have many choices for their healthcare, so we strive each and every day to provide the highest-quality care in a personalized, compassionate manner. We are extremely proud of our Five Star CMS rating, which is achieved by a very small percentage of hospitals nationwide.”
CMS calculates star ratings based on 57 quality measures. The overall rating indicates how hospitals fare relative to more than 4,000 hospitals in the United States. The score reflects common conditions, such as heart attack and pneumonia. CMS reviews three years of data on readmission rates and mortality, and one year of data on infection rates, hospital-acquired conditions and timeliness and effectiveness of care.
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About University Hospitals St. John Medical Center
UH St. John Medical Center is a 194-bed medical facility with 1,300 employees, 300 volunteers, and a medical staff of nearly 600. Part of the University Hospitals health system, the medical center is a nationally recognized Catholic health care provider as well as a teaching hospital affiliated with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. For more information, visit UHStJohn.org.