Monday, January 15, 2018
HFM earns 5-star CMS rating for overall hospital quality.
Holy Family Memorial has earned five stars—the highest ranking possible—from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Star Ratings for 2017. HFM in in the top nine percent of the 3,692 hospitals evaluated across the nation.
Vicki Wetenkamp, the administrative director of clinical and service excellence at HFM, says the CMS Overall Hospital Ratings placed Wisconsin as the second highest overall average rating in the country.
“The healthcare systems in Wisconsin are doing a great job of providing quality, affordable healthcare,” says Wetenkamp. “Manitowoc County residents can feel a level of comfort knowing they have access to quality healthcare close to home.”
CMS began providing star ratings for hospitals in 2016 to help consumers make more informed decisions about where to access health care. The ratings summarizes up to 57 quality measures, including outcomes, patient experience, access and process to determine how well hospitals perform. The different measures are then divided into seven measure groups: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
“It is our privilege to serve the healthcare needs of the community,” said Mark Herzog, president and CEO at HFM. “This recognition is a direct result of the commitment and work of our medical staff and employees. They provide inspired caring every day, collaborating to provide high-quality care and implement services that help our patients take the right steps to improve overall health.”
To view HFM’s result, and to learn more about the Hospital Compare program, visit medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.
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