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Marshall Earns Four Stars in Cms Ratings

Nov. 9, 2016 — The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Marshall Hospital four out of a possible five stars in the agency’s inaugural Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.

The CMS rankings are based off 64 quality measures from seven categories. Marshall placed above the national average in patient experience, effectiveness of care and safety of care. Marshall scored higher overall than all but one of the 10 facilities located in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties.

“I am very proud of our outstanding physicians and employees for their total commitment to quality care and our patients,” Marshall CEO James Whipple said. “Our mission is to improve the health of our patients and community. This has allowed Marshall to consistently score as one of the top hospitals in the state and in the nation over the past 20 years. We are committed to quality and we are committed to our patients.”

The facility met the national average in the other four categories: mortality, readmissions, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging. The Overall Star Ratings system supplements the existing star ratings, which are based solely on patient survey data and have been in existence since April 2015.

A total of 3,693 hospitals nationwide were eligible for a rating. Here’s how the rankings included each acute care facility in Sacramento County and El Dorado Counties.

Four Stars: Marshall Hospital, Sutter Medical Center (Sacramento)

Three Stars: Barton Memorial (South Lake Tahoe), Kaiser Sacramento, Kaiser South Sacramento, Mercy General (Sacramento), Methodist Hospital (Sacramento), UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento)

Two Stars: Mercy Folsom, Mercy San Juan (Carmichael)

Marshall is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 113 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education programs. Marshall has more than 200 boardcertified physicians and 1,500 employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.