June 22, 2021, Bellefontaine, OH – Mary Rutan Hospital has received a Five-Star overall hospital quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest rating a hospital can achieve. Just 13% of the 3,355 hospitals in the country have a Five-Star overall rating on the Care Compare website.
"This is the first time Mary Rutan Hospital has received a Five-Star overall rating from CMS, so this is a tremendous celebration," said Mandy Goble, President and CEO at Mary Rutan Hospital. "Since the CMS overall star rating began five years ago, it has been our goal to achieve a Five-Star rating. And here we are, thanks to our incredible team's commitment to patient experience and our many quality initiatives, including reducing hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions."
CMS's star rating system, which began in July 2016, is updated annually. For 2021, the overall rating is based on 48 quality measurements in five different categories and shows how well each hospital performs compared to other hospitals. Mary Rutan Hospital met or exceeded the national benchmark in all five categories, which include: patient experience, timely and effective care, readmission, safety of care, and mortality.
According to CMS, the purpose of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating is to summarize quality measure information reported on the Care Compare website in a way that is accessible and easy to understand for patients and consumers. Each hospital has a star rating that ranges from one to five stars, with five stars signifying the highest quality. Anyone can go to www.medicare.gov/care-compare and search for a specific hospital by name, zip code or town/state and then compare quality and patient perception ratings of up to three hospitals at a time.
"We couldn't be prouder to be part of one of the nation's elite five-star hospitals," said Goble. Nationwide, 455 hospitals received a five-star rating from CMS, 988 received four-stars, 1,018 received three-stars, 690 received two-stars, and 204 received one-star.
In addition to the Five-Star overall hospital quality rating, last month Mary Rutan Hospital received its fifth consecutive A on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing a hospital's achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care.
Mary Rutan Hospital is a leading not-for-profit health care organization with a comprehensive and integrated system of inpatient, outpatient, and community services connected to meet all community members' health and wellness needs. In addition to the hospital, there are 16 off-site locations in a four-county region including, Logan, Champaign, Hardin and Shelby. Together, Mary Rutan Hospital team members deliver award-winning services recognized by patients and their families and independent organizations that rank the hospital among the best. More information about Mary Rutan Hospital can be found at www.maryrutan.org.