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Published on October 21, 2016

Community Hospital did it again: One of elite few to receive 5-star rating in latest Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from Medicare

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MONTEREY, Calif. — Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is among the elite few in the nation to be awarded the 5-star Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Only 112 hospitals — 3 percent, of the 3,693 eligible — received the 5-star rating, the highest on the scale. The quarterly ratings are aimed at making it easier for the public to make informed decisions when it comes to its healthcare. This is the second quarter of the rating system and Community Hospital received 5stars both times.

The rating is based on 64 measures in 7 areas of patient care — mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging. Hospital Compare, CMS’s quality website, publishes more than 100 quality and safety measures for hospitals nationwide for the public to view.

“For decades we’ve had an unshakeable commitment to putting patients first and to being on the leading edge of patient care, quality, and experience, despite our relatively small size,” says Dr. Steven Packer, Community Hospital president/CEO. “This strong endorsement by our patients and by CMS is a testament to the longstanding and continuing efforts of our dedicated physicians and staff to excel.”

In northern and central California, Community Hospital was the only general acute-care hospital to receive the 5-star award.

“While patients’ perceptions of care are a clear priority for us, the most important initiatives for Community Hospital focus on the actual safety and quality of that care,” Packer says. “Community Hospital continually strives for excellence, always pursuing and implementing the industry’s best practices.”

 

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ABOUT COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. Its parent company is Montage Health, the umbrella for entities that work together to deliver exceptional care and inspire the pursuit of optimal health. Community Hospital is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Montage Wellness Centers in Marina and Salinas, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula chomp.org

 

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