Northern Dutchess Hospital, part of Nuvance Health, was awarded a five-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality patient care.
The rating provides consumers with a summary of a hospital’s overall quality performance into a single summary score of between one and five stars. Scores are determined from 47 healthcare measures reported, including mortality, safety of care, timely and effective care, readmissions and patient experience.
Northern Dutchess Hospital is one of eight hospitals in New York state to earn the five-star rating and one of 429 facilities in the nation to earn the top score.
“We’re so proud of all the staff and clinicians, who stand out as being leaders in the state when it comes to safe and quality healthcare,” said Denise George, president of Northern Dutchess Hospital.
The CMS hospital rating system provides information about the quality of care at Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. The system offers consumers a snapshot view of quality ratings and consumer-reported satisfaction. More than 3,000 hospitals are measured by the federal agency.
The distinction is one of many recent honors for the hospital, including a previous five-star ratings from CMS in 2021, alongside several “A” safety grades from The Leapfrog Group in 2020, 2021 and Spring 2022.