January 12, 2018

Five stars for Mayo

By Karl Oestreich

by Mike Bunge

Mayo Clinic says four of its hospitals have received the highest possible rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Mayo campuses in Rochester, Austin/Albert Lea, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and KIMT LOGOArizona were all rated five out of five stars for overall hospital quality. The average national rating is three stars and the evaluation considers 64 measures of inpatient and outpatient quality. “Mayo Clinic is pleased to be highly rated by the CMS Star Rating System,” says Paula Santrach, M.D., chief quality officer, Mayo Clinic. “We believe that this rating reflects the passionate dedication of Mayo Clinic staff to provide the highest quality, safety and service to patients who entrust us with their care.”

Reach: KIMT 3 serves the Mason City-Austin-Albert Lea-Rochester market.

Context: Fourteen Mayo Clinic hospitals in Arizona, Florida, Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health System received star ratings for overall hospital quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Four of those earned the highest rating: Five out of five stars. The star rating is a single score that reflects a weighted average of 64 measures of inpatient and outpatient quality. The national average is three stars. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is one of several groups that recognize Mayo Clinic as a top choice for patients. You can read more the Mayo Clinic Hospitals that received stars on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact: Rhoda Fukushima Madson


Tags: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Paula Santrach, health care quality, KIMT 3, Uncategorized

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