Mercy Earns Medicare 5-star Rating For Quality

(DURANGO, COLO.)In data released Wednesday, Mercy Regional Medical Center was recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with a five-star rating for overall hospital quality.

Mercy was the only hospital in Colorado to receive a five-star rating. Nationally, only 102 hospitalsjust over two percentreceived a five-star rating.

Were very proud of this achievement, as it affirms that our efforts to keep patients safe and provide high quality care are making a difference, said Mercy CEO Tom Gessel. The real winners are our patients, and the real stars are the doctors, nurses, and other staff at Mercy who provide exceptional care every day.

The overall star rating is based off of 64 quality measures from seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging.

Overall, 3,662 facilities across the US and 51 hospitals in Colorado were rated by CMS. More than 900 hospitals did not receive ratings because they did not meet the minimum reporting thresholds. This was the first time CMS has used a star rating system for overall hospital quality. For more information about the CMS hospital quality ratings, visit


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. See for more information.

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 regions 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. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit the Centura Health website.

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