How to recognize the quality of a hospital

How to recognize the quality of a hospital

11-29-2018

Knowing the right hospital to choose can be difficult. Everyone wants a hospital that is safe, effective, caring and responsive. It can be hard to tell which ones are proven to be high quality and which ones just say they’re high quality. The easiest way to know which hospital to choose is through checking hospital ratings.

There are a several rating sources that survey and review the quality of care for hospitals across the nation, and each of these show Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center is the highest-rated hospital in Nevada.

Hospital Compare: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) objectively compares quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. CMS’s survey summarizes 57 core quality measures around mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging into a single star rating. Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center rates 4 out of 5 stars, and is the highest rated acute-care hospital in Nevada.

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