January 31, 2018 — Congratulations are in order. Marshall Medical Center was recently
given a 5-star rating – the highest possible -- by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Marshall
was the only hospital in the region (from the North State to the Central
Valley and to the Sierras) to receive five stars. Marshall ranks among
the top 7% of hospitals in California for Overall Hospital Quality.
“The honors belong to all providers and staff for providing quality
care, which translates into excellent patient outcomes,” said Marshall
Chief Executive Officer, James Whipple. These outcomes, which are tracked
and measured by external agencies, allow for Marshall to be compared with
all hospitals in the nation. “This rating means Marshall stands
among the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to quality,”
CMS' Hospital Compare website reports on quality measures for more
than 4,000 hospitals from around the country. The ratings are based on
7 categories, including:
- Safety of Care
- Patient Experience
- Effectiveness of Care
- Timeliness of Care
- Efficient Use of Medical Imaging.
Consumers use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and on the website, they
have the ability to compare the quality of their care against other hospitals
so that they can make decisions about where to get health care. Visit
www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare to see how area hospitals compare with Marshall.