Today Marion General Hospital (MGH) was named a 5-star hospital by Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency located within the
United States Department of Health and Human Services. MGH is ranked in
the top 8 percent of hospitals statewide and 7 percent for hospitals nationwide.
“The 5-star CMS rating is a direct indication of the high-quality
care provided by our medical providers and staff at MGH. This is another
validation of our strong commitment to provide quality healthcare to our
community,” said Stephanie Hilton-Siebert, CEO and President of
Marion General Hospital.
CMS’ star rating system, launched in 2016, assigns stars based on
48 measures in the following five categories: mortality, safety of care,
readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. Here is
a breakdown of the updated star ratings for hospitals nationwide:
- One-star: 204 hospitals
- Two-stars: 690
- Three-stars: 1,018
- Four-stars: 988
- Five-stars: 455
MGH prides itself on offering top-quality care to the community and continually
receives awards and designations for its level of care. In December MGH
received a Leapfrog “A” rating for safety.