CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (March 20, 2019) – Mercy Cedar Rapids has received a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The national ratings are designated as one through five stars, with five being the highest and three being the national average score.
Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by CMS, only 337, or about seven percent, received five-star ratings.
CMS evaluates hospitals on up to 57 quality measures to calculate the star rating. The quality measures include outcomes, readmission rates, patient experience and other factors for its Hospital Compare online rankings. The rankings are aimed at giving consumers another tool as they make decisions about their healthcare.
“We’re honored to be recognized by CMS for the award-winning healthcare we provide to our patients,” said Tim Charles, Mercy’s president and CEO. “The rating is an accurate reflection of the caliber of professionals, resources and services to which we have been dedicated for more than a century.”
Mercy consistently earns top marks for its clinical quality. The CMS five-star rating comes on the heels of Mercy being named on the 100 Top Hospitals list by IBM Watson Health for the seventh consecutive year.
For more information about the CMS Hospital Compare ratings, visit www.medicare.gov.