Sharon Hospital, part of Nuvance Health, has been awarded a five-star rating — the highest overall — by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality patient care.
The overall rating, between one and five stars, provides consumers with a summary of a hospital’s overall quality performance into a single summary score. Scores are determined from a variety of data reported, including mortality, safety of care, timely and effective care, readmissions and patient experience.
Sharon Hospital is one three hospitals in Connecticut to earn the five-star rating and one of 429 facilities in the nation to earn the top score.
“Our third consecutive five-star rating is a hallmark of our inspiring healthcare professionals who share in our culture, one dedicated to excellence and the best outcomes for every patient,” said Christina McCulloch, the hospital’s new president. “We thank you, our community, for the support to help us reach this achievement, and to our staff for their dedicated leadership in quality and safety standards across the institution, especially during the pandemic.”
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 Sharon Hospital, including two previous five-star ratings from CMS in 2021 and 2020, alongside an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus award.
The facility also earned a 2022 top ranking for overall patient safety and quality of care from Vizient, Inc.
Learn more about Sharon Hospital at nuvancehealth.org/sharonhospitaltransformation.