In its 2021 hospital ranking, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) granted Northwell Health’s Huntington Hospital and Catholic Health’s St. Francis – The Heart Center in Roslyn five-star ratings.
The annual CMS stars program serves as a healthcare guide to hospital quality, comprising more than 50 individual measures that include hospital mortality, avoidable readmission, hospital infections and patient experience.
“We are incredibly proud of the nurses, physicians and so many other professionals who come together every day to provide excellent, safe and compassionate care to our patients and families,” Huntington Hospital Executive Director Dr. Nick Fitterman said in a press release.
“CMS is a measure for both the public to easily understand how health care is delivered and for hospital staff to identify areas of improvement,” he added.
Posted on the federal “Hospital Compare” website, the CMS hospital rankings serve as hospital report cards to help inform where to best receive medical care.
Huntington Hospital and St. Francis were among seven in New York to receive the five-star rating.
Providing expert care demands “constant focus,” according to a press release from Huntington Hospital.
“We ask ourselves two questions every day,” Dr. Michael Grosso, the hospital’s medical director, said in a statement. “What is best for the patient, and how can we deliver better care tomorrow than we provide today? That is the Northwell culture and we live by it here.”
In a press release issued from Northwell Health, the healthcare system said five other hospitals earned four stars from CMS.