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Evangelical Community Hospital has received five out of five stars for overall quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the most recent release of its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. The scores released in April 2021 reflect data from 2017-2019.

Less than 14% of all healthcare providers in the country earned five stars, according to CMS.

Only 22 facilities in Pennsylvania can claim this distinction.

And there’s only one in the Central Susquehanna Valley region—Evangelical Community Hospital.

Kendra-Aucker

 

 

“It is an honor to be recognized by CMS for what our staff devote themselves to every single day. The recognition is all about commitment to care and what our patients need. The individuals who make up this Hospital clearly dedicate themselves to the medical needs of our patients but exceed that by also making sure they feel like family when they are here.”

—  Kendra Aucker, President and CEO

CMS uses the overall hospital rating system to publicly report how well more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals perform in seven key quality measures:

  • Mortality
  • Safety of care
  • Readmission
  • Patient experience
  • Effectiveness of care
  • Timeliness of care
  • Efficient use of medical imaging

The overall hospital rating ranges from 1 to 5 stars and hospitals with more stars performed better in these measures. For more information, visit https://www.medicare.gov.  

5 Stars — 455
4 Stars — 988
3 Stars — 1,018
2 Stars — 690
1 Star — 204
No Information Available — 1,181

 

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