Northside Medical Center earns five-star rating

Northside Medical Center earns five-star rating

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Northside Medical Center has earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services Hospital Program.

This achievement places Northside Medical Center among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation.

This program rates hospitals on a scale of one through five, with five being the highest and three being the national average score. Hospital Compare is designed to give consumers another tool for measuring hospitals' overall quality of care.

To determine hospital ratings, Hospital Compare looked at mortality, the safety of care, readmission, patient experience, the effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.

The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures on Hospital Compare reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. Hospitals may perform more complex services or procedures not reflected in the measures on Hospital Compare.

The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.

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