UH Parma Medical Center Earns Highest Quality Ranking From CMS
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center received the highest possible rating of five stars for quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency that administers Medicare.
CMS rates hospitals from one to five stars, based on their safety, efficiency and patient experience. UH Parma Medical Center is one of only 483 hospitals in the U.S. to earn this designation. Compared to more than 4,600 other hospitals nationwide, only ten percent received five stars.
“Our UH Parma team wears this five star badge of honor with tremendous pride,” said Brian Monter, MSN, RN, MBA, Chief Operating Officer, UH West Market. “Not only do our caregivers provide high-quality care to our patients, they also work hard to ensure each person in their care has a positive experience while they’re with us. I’m proud of their efforts in achieving this well-deserved recognition.”
CMS calculates star ratings based on a variety of quality measures divided into five categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. Scores reflect common conditions, such as heart attack and pneumonia, and the overall rating indicates how each hospital performs.
CMS publishes star ratings on Hospital Compare to help patients choose a hospital based on patient experience, and are one of many resources consumers should consider in making informed health care decisions.
Learn more about the ratings and methodology here: https://data.cms.gov/provider-data/topics/hospitals/overall-hospital-quality-star-rating
Communications Manager, UH Parma Medical Center