Genesis Rates 4 Stars From CMS
Only Hospital in Region Rated 4 Stars
ZANESVILLE, OH (Jan. 3, 2016) – Genesis Hospital has improved from a 3-star to a 4-star rating for Overall Hospital Quality from the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS). The rating is for the period of April 2015 through March 2016. Genesis is the only hospital in the region to be rated with 4 stars. The majority of U.S. hospitals have a 3-star rating; only about 21 percent of the nation’s 4,598 hospitals are rated at 4 stars and only 2 percent have a 5-star rating.
“Achieving a 4-star rating is a testament to our physicians’ and staff’s deliberate and continual focus on improving the quality of care we provide our patients,” said Daniel Scheerer, M.D., chief medical affairs officer for Genesis HealthCare System. “We have been consistently performing at a 4-star level in many areas through the years, including Emergency Department throughput, influenza immunization and discharge information provided to patients. Improvements in other areas during this rating period moved Genesis from 3 to 4 stars. We are pleased that our efforts to improve quality of patient care have been recognized by the CMS.”
Areas of improvement at Genesis include responsiveness of hospital staff; communication with doctors; communication about medicines; quietness of the hospital environment; care transition; early elective deliveries; and head CT interpretation within 45 minutes of arrival for stroke patients.
The CMS Star Rating System uses statistically sound methodology to collect and score information from a wide variety of sources. It is designed to help consumers compare hospitals in an easy, understandable way.
The ratings are based on publicly reported data on more than 50 measures across seven aspects in quality of care including Safety of Care, Re-admission, Patient Experience, Mortality, Effectiveness of Care, Timeliness of Care and Efficient Use of Medical Imaging. The Star Rating System is reported on CMS’ Hospital Compare website.
To learn more about Genesis’ 4-star rating or to compare hospitals, visit the Hospital Compare website.