Cape Cod Hospital Receives 5-Star Rating

Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

HYANNIS – Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis received a five-star rating from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services latest Hospital Compare ratings review.

The hospital was one of just seven facilities in the state and 293 across the country to earn the top rating.

It was the second straight year Cape Cod Hospital received the recognition.

Falmouth Hospital received a four-star rating in the CMS review. Both CCH and FH have an ‘A’ rating from the Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Compare program’s most recent ratings, which were announced last fall.

The CMS Hospital Compare’s overall rating system was created to help healthcare consumers choose the best hospital for their care.

The ratings summarize 57 quality measures across seven areas to generate a star rating for each hospital.

The seven areas include Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience, Effectiveness of Care, Timeliness of Care, and Efficient Use of Medical Imaging.

CMS also uses data from several other sources to evaluate each hospital in the seven performance areas, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and patient surveys from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. Medicare enrollment and claims data are also used.

“Patient safety and quality are at the center of all we do at Cape Cod Healthcare,” said Michael Lauf, the president and CEO. “Our physicians and other providers, nurses, technicians, quality control staff, and environmental services and other departments have worked extremely hard to make sure that Cape Cod Hospital – and all Cape Cod Healthcare facilities and programs – are places where patients can be assured they will receive the absolute best and safest care available. It’s extremely gratifying that this commitment has been recognized with a five-star rating from CMS.”

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