COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – St. Francis has been awarded a top five-star rating after the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the latest round of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
CMS unveiled its new, expanded Star Ratings program last year, as part of a national push to increase health care transparency and help patients and their family members make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Rankings are determined by a host of data, including mortality, safety and readmission outcomes; patient experience; effectiveness and timeliness of care; and the efficient use of medical imaging.
St. Francis Hospital's Overall Hospital Quality 5-star Rating is the highest possible performance rating and puts St. Francis in the top 9 percent of all hospitals in the U.S., with respect to patient safety and the overall patient experience.
"We are incredibly proud of this achievement," says Dan Jones, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of St. Francis Hospital. "We attribute our success in the program to our hospital-wide commitment to quality."
The overall hospital quality star ratings are updated each July and December. For more information on the Star Ratings Program click here.