Redlands Community Hospital was awarded a 4-star rating from the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) hospital rating system.
The CMS star ratings on
Hospital Compare, the agency’s public information website, makes it easier for consumers
to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care it provides.
Hospital Compare star ratings relate to patients’ experience of care at more than
3,000 Medicare-certified acute care hospitals. In grading hospitals on
their overall quality, CMS used 100 measures, such hospital-acquired infection
rates or emergency room wait times that had already been posted to the
Hospital Compare site. It grouped those measures into broader categories,
then attributes weighted value to each measure.
“We are incredibly proud to receive four stars from CMS and to be
among the one-third of hospitals in the nation to be recognized for our
high-quality measures,” said Jim Holmes, president and CEO of Redlands
Community Hospital. “We appreciate our dedicated physicians and
staff for their passion and commitment to patient safety and providing
an exceptional level of care to our communities.”
The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating is designed to help individuals,
their family members, and caregivers compare hospitals in an easy and
understandable way. During the past decade, CMS has published information
about the quality of care across the five different health care settings
that most families encounter. The new Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating
summarizes data from existing quality measures publicly reported on Hospital
Compare into a single star rating for each hospital, making it easier
for consumers to compare hospitals and interpret complex quality information.
The CMS Hospital Quality Star Rating ranges from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).
Only about one-third of hospitals in the nation attain four and five-Star Ratings.
To view the CMS ratings and other health care consumer information, visit
Hospital Compare at
www.medicare.gov. To view Redlands Community Hospital’s Quality Outcomes Report, visit: