By Reader Staff
The Bonner General Health staff is enjoying a merry Christmas indeed after receiving a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
A system evaluating hospitals on a one- to five-star scale, with five being the highest award possible, the CMS system evaluates information on mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient satisfaction, quality measures, claims data and timeliness of care. Those numbers are then calculated in order to assign the star rating. The national average is three stars.
The CMS system ranks more than 4,000 hospitals across the country. The rating system is publicly reported and helps guide patients as they select where to receive their healthcare.
BGH officials believe this accomplishment shows the community and prospective patients that they provide excellent care. They also emphasize that every employee and health care provider at Bonner General Health contributed to this four-star rating, not just leadership.
For more information on the CMS overall rating and to see Bonner General Health’s profile go to BonnerGeneral.org/4-Star-Rating.