Oneida Health receives five-star rating

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ONEIDA — Oneida Health Hospital received a five-star rating for overall quality of care from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in its recently released 2021 hospital rankings annual report.

Oneida Health Hospital is one of only seven hospitals in the entire state to receive CMS’s five-star rating, hospital officials said. CMS’s hospital star rankings, which are posted on the government’s “Hospital Compare” website, is a consumer’s guide to hospital quality and considered among the top hospital report cards available.

The five-star scale helps patients compare and identify top-performing hospitals for their care. Only 455 of the more than 3,300 hospitals in the nation received a five-star rating. The recent release ranks Oneida Health Hospital among the top 14% of all eligible hospitals in the U.S. with respect to overall patient safety and patient experience.

“The CMS five-star rating is a testament to the quality of care our patients receive at the hospital, every day,” said Gene Morreale, president and CEO at Oneida Health. “Our team of medical providers and organizational staff are providing some of the highest quality of care in the region. We couldn’t be prouder of their dedication to patient-centered care and teamwork. It is their ongoing commitment that makes our hospital five-star rating possible.”

The CMS star rating is comprised of more than 50 individual measures addressing health outcomes from five areas of healthcare including mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.

Of 4,586 hospitals nationally, 13.5%, or 455 hospitals, received five stars; 988 received four stars; 1,018 received three stars; 690 received two stars; and 204 received one star. For more than a quarter of hospitals nationally, 1,181, no information was available.

To learn more about the CMS Star Ratings Program or to compare hospitals in the region, visit Medicare.gov/care-compare

For more information on Oneida Health Hospital, visit oneidahealth.org

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