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Walla Walla Hospital Just One of Seven to Receive Highest Quality Rating from CMS

January 03, 2018

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Providence St. Mary Medical Center is one of only seven hospitals in the state of Washington to receive a 5-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS' Hospital Compare website reports on quality measures for more than 4,000 hospitals from around the country. Nationwide, there are 337 five-star hospitals.

The overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S. The overall rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. According to CMS, the most common overall rating is 3 stars.

You can see Providence St. Mary Medical Center’s report here.

Kadlec Regional Medical Center also received a five-star rating. Star ratings for every hospital in Washington state can be seen here.

Providence St. Mary Medical Center, a 142-bed regional hospital located in Walla Walla, Washington, is the fourth largest employer in Walla Walla County. Providence Medical Group is the largest group of primary care providers and specialists in the Walla Walla area.