BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS HOSPITAL-PLYMOUTH RECEIVES 4 STAR QUALITY RATING FROM CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES
PLYMOUTH, MA – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is proud to announce that it is has received a 4-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare Medicaid (CMS). These ratings are based on the most recent CMS Hospital Compare data that’s based on a hospital’s overall quality. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.
“This achievement reflects not only our high standards for patient care, but our continued commitment to improvement,” said BID-Plymouth President and CEO Kevin Coughlin., “Every staff member, regardless of their position, believes in advocating for the patient, looking for process improvement opportunities, and providing the best possible patient care.”
The CMS rating system is publically reported, and helps guide patients as they select where to receive their healthcare. CMS calculates the rating by including information on mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient satisfaction, quality measures, claims data and timeliness of care. Those numbers are then calculated in order to assign the star rating. The national average is 3 stars.
“BID-Plymouth strives to be a leader in providing compassionate, effective care. We are delighted that CMS has affirmed our efforts by giving us a 4 star rating,” said Judy Van Tilburg, RN, Senior Director, Quality and Patient Safety, BID-Plymouth.
The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures on Hospital Compare reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. Hospitals may perform more complex services or procedures not reflected in the measures on Hospital Compare. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.
To see the full list of institutions rated by CMS, please visit www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. BID-Plymouth is part of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center family of hospitals. Established in 1901 as Jordan Hospital, BID-Plymouth is a full-service, 164-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.