CVMC Earns 5-Star CMS Rating

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 ( 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, users can explore and download hospital data, as well as data on ambulatory surgical centers, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and some cancer hospitals.