MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (May 19, 2021) – Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is among a select group of facilities nationwide and five hospitals in Kentucky to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2021. Saint Joseph Mount Sterling was among 455 hospitals across the country to receive a five-star designation from CMS.
CMS assigns star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven areas of quality, including safety of care, readmission, mortality, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
“Ensuring our patients have the best experience possible is one of our top priorities,” said Jennifer Nolan, president, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling. “Each day, our team is committed to going above and beyond to provide the highest level of care to residents in Mount Sterling and surrounding areas, and we are proud to earn this prestigious recognition for our continued safety and performance efforts.”
The goal of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program is to improve the usability, accessibility and interpretability of CMS’s hospital quality website, Hospital Care, for patients and consumers. According to CMS, the star ratings make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver.
The overall rating from Hospital Compare ranges from one to five stars, with a five-star rating being the highest a hospital can receive. The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the United States.
The Hospital Compare star ratings are based on data hospitals provide to CMS through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program and the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program.
- 204 hospitals received a one-star rating
- 690 hospitals received a two-star rating
- 1,018 hospitals received a three-star rating
- 988 received a four-star rating
- 455 received a five-star rating
To view the hospitals that received five stars, visit https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/rankings-and-ratings/455-hospitals-with-5-stars-from-cms-2021.html
About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 100 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes, home health agencies and an ambulatory Care Center. The hospitals in CHI Saint Joseph Health are Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph East, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph Jessamine, Saint Joseph London, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, and Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to providing a wide array of services toward a goal of building a healthier future for all. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.
About Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling is a 42-bed community hospital located in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Established in 1918, the facility serves residents of Montgomery, Bath, Menifee, Powell and Rowan counties. An investment of $60 million opened the current facility in 2011.