February 7, 2020

Mayo in La Crosse earns top rating from federal agency

By Karl Oestreich

La Crosse Tribune
by Kyle Farris

Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse is one of 27 hospitals in the state and 400 hospitals in the country to receive a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…Mayo in La Crosse is one of 13 Mayo hospitals to receive five stars, the agency’s highest rating…CMS is a government agency, and this is not something you pay for, so this is highly meaningful to us,” said Dr. Paul Mueller, Mayo’s regional vice president. “For patients, when they’re choosing a system for care, we’d think that those ratings would be important to them.”… Mike Morrey, Mayo’s chair of administration in southwestern Wisconsin, called the five-star rating a testament to “the great work of our staff and providers, our nurses, our physicians and our support personnel.” “It takes a team effort,” he said. Overall, Wisconsin has more five-star hospitals than every state except California and Texas.

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Additional coverage: Mankato Free Press, WKBT La Crosse, WIZM-Radio, Albert Lea Tribune

Context: Thirteen hospitals across Mayo Clinic received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality.

Six of the 13 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. You can read more on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contacts: Kelley Luckstein, Rick Thiesse, Amanda Dyslin

Tags: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CMS, Dr. Henry Ting, La Crosse Tribune, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, Quality, Star Ratings, Uncategorized

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