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Genesis Earns 4-Stars From CMS

Genesis Earns 4-Stars From CMS

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Press Release

ZANESVILLE, OH (Jan. 11, 2018) Genesis Hospital has earned a 4-Star rating for Overall Hospital Quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Genesis is the only hospital in our region to be rated with 4 stars. Twenty-five percent of the nation’s hospitals are rated 4 Stars; only seven percent have a 5 Star rating.

“Achieving a 4-Star rating validates the efforts of our entire health care team who focus on continually improving the quality of care we provide for our patients,” said Daniel Scheerer, M.D., chief medical affairs officer, Genesis HealthCare System. “This transparent assessment from CMS is a signal to our community that we are a high-quality health care system with a dedication to excellent patient care and safety.”

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 the CMS Hospital Compare website.