Mercy Earns Fourth Straight Medicare 5-Star Rating

(DURANGO, COLO.) In its Feb. 28 hospital quality ratings data release, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) once again recognized Mercy Regional Medical Center with a five-star rating for overall hospital quality.  Mercy has received a five-star rating in each of Medicare’s three previous data releases, the first of which was in July of 2016.
 
Mercy, which is part of the Centura Health system, is one of only six hospitals in Colorado and the only hospital in the Four Corners to receive a five-star rating for overall hospital quality in the most recent release.  Nationally, only 293 hospitals—slightly less than eight percent of 3,725 rated by CMS—received a five-star rating.  The most common overall hospital quality rating is three stars.  In the first two releases, Mercy was the only Colorado hospital to receive a five-star rating, and it was one of seven hospitals in the third release.  
 
“Receiving another five-star rating for quality is testament to the efforts of our incredible people who are on a mission to provide exceptional, whole-person care,” said Mercy Regional Medical Center CEO Will McConnell.  “This recognition requires an unwavering focus, by all staff and providers, on every aspect of patient care.”
 
The overall hospital quality star ratings are based on a variety of measures from seven categories, including mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging.

Fifty-eight hospitals in Colorado were rated by CMS in the most recent data release.  Nearly 850 U.S. hospitals did not receive ratings because they did not meet the minimum reporting thresholds.  
For more information about the CMS hospital quality ratings, visit Medicare.gov website. 

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About Mercy Regional Medical Center
Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed acute care hospital in Durango, Colorado. As a non-profit hospital that is part of the Centura Health network, Mercy is committed to improving the health and wellness of the communities it serves in the Four Corners region. For more information visit Mercy Regional Medical Center

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

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