Mercy Hospital Ardmore earned a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the fifth year in a row.
CMS re-evaluates hospitals annually using more than 100 measures divided into five categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timeliness and effectiveness of care.
“This is the fifth consecutive year Mercy Hospital Ardmore has received a CMS four-star rating,” said Daryle Voss, president of Mercy Hospital Ardmore. “Having this positive rating for half a decade is affirmation of our co-workers’ dedication to excellent and compassionate care.”
Of 3,093 hospitals in the United States, 890 received a CMS four-star rating this year.
“This four-star rating speaks volumes about the care our community receives at Mercy,” said Voss. “Our patients don’t need to travel far away to find excellent health care. We have high-quality care available here in southern Oklahoma.”
In addition to a four-star CMS rating, Mercy Ardmore recently received an A grade for protecting patients from harm and error by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization. Mercy Ardmore was also named a top 100 rural and community hospital in the nation by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, an independent, third-party organization that evaluates health care organizations on a multitude of quality related measures, including patient feedback, care and cost.