Eisenhower Earns Another Five Stars

For a second consecutive year, Eisenhower Health has earned a five-star hospital quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) — the highest distinction offered by the federal agency. Less than 15 percent of hospitals nationwide received five stars.

According to Care Compare — CMS’s website, the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients. This information can help consumers make informed decisions about health care.

“Our exceptional physicians, nurses and staff strive to provide the safest and highest quality patient care each and every day,” says Martin Massiello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisenhower Health. “To receive a five-star overall quality rating by CMS for a second consecutive year underscores that commitment, and recognizes Eisenhower’s culture of patient care excellence.”

For Eisenhower Health, the CMS five-star rating comes on the heels of its recent recognition as the only Coachella Valley hospital ranked regionally by U.S. News and World Report (#2 in the Inland Empire and #21 in California).

The CMS rating summarizes nearly 50 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia, as well as measures that focus on hospital-acquired infections, including catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

The overall rating demonstrates how well each hospital performed, on average, as compared to other hospitals in the U.S. Hospital ratings range.

The methodology uses a statistical model known as a latent variable model. Five different latent variable models are used to calculate scores for five groups of measures including: Mortality; Safety of Care; Readmissions; Patient Experience; Timely and Effective Care.

Click here to see the results for hospitals within the Coachella Valley.