Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky, has received a four star rating
from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Its Overall Hospital
Star Ratings aim to give consumers a simple measure of hospital quality.
No Kentucky hospitals earned a five-star rating and only 16 hospitals
received four stars.
Each hospital’s rating is based on 64 measures of safety and performance
in seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission within 30
days, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and
efficient use of medical imaging. A total of 3,662 U.S. hospitals were
rated from one to five stars, with the latter representing the highest
quality of care.
Of the 94 Kentucky hospitals that CMS evaluated, 82 were rated, and 12
did not have enough data to generate a rating.
Nationally, Medicare gave five stars to 102 hospitals, four stars to 934
hospitals, three stars to 1,770 and one star to 133. Many hospitals did
not produce enough data in the measured areas to warrant a rating.
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