CMS Ranks Jefferson as a Four-Star Hospital
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that it ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals as a four (out of five)-star hospital for the quality of its care. The four stars indicate Jefferson’s high performance in improving safety of care (reducing hospital-acquired infection) and the patient experience, as well as reducing mortality rates. A reduction in readmission rates was also noted among overall performance improvement.
In 2016, CMS began to report hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare. To determine the ratings, CMS combines performance on more than 50 measures into a single rating of one to five stars.
The latest ratings from CMS mirror other industry rankings that have recognized Jefferson’s commitment to delivering high-quality care and an exceptional patient experience. Most recently, The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, awarded Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals an “A” rating for high performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Only 832 hospitals nationwide received an “A”.