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Sharon Hospital achieves Four Stars for Quality of Care

Posted: 3/28/2019

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings recently, giving Sharon Hospital a four-star rating.

“This is a testament to the excellent care we deliver to our patients and their families,” said Denise George, the hospital’s interim president. “The bulk of U.S. hospitals receive 3 stars, so we are among the high-performing hospitals in the country for quality.”

Patient experience, readmissions and overall patient safety were areas where Sharon ranked above the national average of the more than 4,500 hospitals measured by the federal agency that publishes the ratings at www.hospitalcompare.gov biannually.

“We have an exceptional team of nurses, doctors and support staff, who come to work every day ready to do what’s best for the patient and our community,” said Theresa Griffin, Sharon’s quality director.

CMS’s hospital rating system provides information about the quality of care at Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. The system offers consumers a snapshot view of quality ratings and consumer-reported satisfaction. Ratings are based on several components, such as survey of patients’ experiences, timely and effective care, complications, readmissions, mortality and value of care.

The four-star rating comes on the heels of other recent accolades for Sharon Hospital, including recognition as a Top Hospital and Pioneer in Quality by the Joint Commission, and a 4-star rating from CMS in 2018.

Learn more about Sharon Hospital at healthquest.org/Sharon.

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