Mercy earns its third straight Medicare 5-star rating for quality

(DURANGO, COLO.) In its Dec. 21, 2017, hospital quality ratings data release, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) one again recognized Mercy Regional Medical Center with a five-star rating for overall hospital quality. Mercy received a five-star rating in both of Medicare’s previous data releases, the first of which was in July of 2016.

Mercy is one of seven hospitals in Colorado and the only hospital in the Four Corners region to receive a five-star rating for overall hospital quality in the most recent release. In the prior two releases, Mercy was the only Colorado hospital to receive a five-star rating. Nationally, only 337 hospitals—less than nine percent of 3,962 evaluated by CMS—received a five-star rating. The most common overall rating is three stars.

“Achieving consistency in the quality of care we provide requires a dedicated effort by people in all areas of the hospital,” said Mercy Regional Medical Center CEO Will McConnell, Ph.D.. “From our nurses, doctors, housekeeping staff, infection prevention and patient safety specialists, pharmacists, and diagnostic imaging techs, to so many other others that I cannot mention them all, I am sincerely grateful. At the end of the day, it’s all about our patients. They are the reason we’re here, and their success is our success.”

The overall hospital quality star ratings are based on 57 hospital inpatient and outpatient quality measures from seven categories, including mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging.

Overall, 52 hospitals in Colorado were rated by CMS. Nearly 900 U.S. hospitals did not receive ratings because they did not meet the minimum reporting thresholds.

For more information about the CMS hospital quality ratings, visit the Hospital Compare overall rating website.


About Mercy Regional Medical Center
Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed acute care hospital in Durango, Colorado. As a non-profit hospital that is part of the Centura Health network, Mercy is committed to improving the health and wellness of the communities it serves in the Four Corners region. For more information visit Mercy Regional Medical Center

About Centura Health
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