Nephi, UT 1/15/2018 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS) reports on quality measures from around the country were released
in December 2017, listing the hospitals recognized for the highest quality
service for Medicare and Medicaid services. Central Valley Medical Center
was one of only five hospitals in Utah to receive this five-star rating,
and the only rural hospital to do so. Out of over 4,000 hospitals that
were measured across the country, only 337 received five stars and five
of those were from Utah: Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, University
of Utah Hospital, Utah Valley Hospital, and Central Valley Medical Center.
“Our highly trained staff is the heart of Central Valley Medical
Center,” said Randy Cuff, COO. “Every member of our team in
every department works hard to make this a wonderful place for our patients.
We are honored to have them as part of our team, and I greatly appreciate
all their efforts that make CVMC a 5-star hospital.”
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, are part of the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CMS provides’ patients,
families and all stakeholders with the information they need to compare
the performance of hospitals where they seek medical care. Along with
data on quality measures Hospital Compare (https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html) reports information on quality measures for over 4,000 hospitals nationwide,
including Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers and military hospitals.
The website provides information for patients and caregivers on how well
hospitals deliver care and encourages hospitals to improve the quality
of care they provide.
As a proven healthcare consumer tool, the Overall Hospital Quality Star
Rating summarizes data from existing measures on Hospital Compare for
each hospital to allow its users to easily compare hospital facilities.
In addition, with data.medicare.gov, users can explore and download hospital
data, as well as data on ambulatory surgical centers, inpatient psychiatric
facilities, and some cancer hospitals.