Mercy Receives Sixth Straight Medicare 5-star Rating for Quality

May 12, 2021
Mercy Regional Medical Center receives a 5-star rating for overall hospital quality

The safety of our patients and providing exceptional quality care are always top-of-mind for every one of our dedicated caregivers. The recent data release by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is testament to the exceptional, high-quality, whole person care Mercy Regional Medical Center provides.

CMS once again recognized Mercy Regional Medical Center with a 5-star rating for overall hospital quality! We have received a 5-star rating in each of Medicare’s previous data releases, the first of which was in July of 2016, making this Mercy Regional Medical Center’s sixth straight 5-star rating.

Mercy Regional Medical Center is one of only 16 in Colorado to receive a 5-Star rating for overall hospital quality in the most recent release. Nationally, only 455 hospitals — just 13.6% of 3,355 rated by CMS — received a 5-Star rating. The most common overall hospital quality rating is three stars.

“Every member of our team plays a role in creating a culture of safety and reliability,” said Patrick Sharp Mercy Regional Medical Center’s CEO. “These ratings are a reflection to the committed physicians and caregivers at Mercy Regional Medical Center who strive each and every day to provide the best possible patient experience.”

The overall hospital quality star ratings are based on a composite score from seven categories containing a total of 57 hospital quality measures. Outcome categories include mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and effective use of medical imaging.

Forty-nine hospitals in Colorado were rated by CMS in the most recent data release.

For more information about the CMS hospital quality ratings, click here.