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Pender Community Hospital gains national attention | KTIC Radio

Pender Community Hospital gains national attention

Pender Community Hospital gains national attention

Pender Community Hospital recognized as a Five-Star Rated Facility

 

As of July 2018, Pender Community Hospital will be listed as a 5-Star Facility according to Hospital Compare. Hospital Compare is consumer oriented website that provides information on how well hospital provide recommended care to their patients.  Hospital Compare summarizes up to 57 quality measures across seven areas into a single star rating. The seven quality measures include:

  • Mortality
  • Safety of Care
  • Readmissions
  • Patient Experience
  • Effectiveness of Care
  • Timeliness of Care
  • Efficient Use of Medical Imaging

What does this mean? Only hospitals reporting at least three measures within at least three measure groups or categories, including one outcome group (mortality, safety, or readmission), are eligible for an overall rating. Only 7% of all hospitals throughout the country are awarded a 5-Star Rating!

 

Pender Community Hospital, CEO Melissa Kelly on the 5-Star accomplishment, “We’re extremely proud of this accomplishment  and the high level of care we are able to provide. We are probably a bit more unique in that our doctors do their own rounds and call backs. That’s one of the many things we take pride in.”

 

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