Methodist Hospital is the Only Hospital in LA County To Receive Medicare’s
Prestigious 5-Star Rating For Overall Hospital Quality
Arcadia, California - Methodist Hospital of Southern California received
a tremendous honor recently when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Services awarded the hospital with its five-star rating for providing
high quality, safe, effective care to patients. Methodist Hospital is
the only hospital in Los Angeles County to receive this prestigious recognition.
Nationwide, Medicare recognized 102 hospitals with its 5-star rating, placing
Methodist Hospital among the top 2% of 4,599 hospitals that were rated
across the country. Medicare’s overall star rating summarizes up
to 64 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat,
such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well
a hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.
“We are truly honored to be the only hospital in Los Angeles County
to receive this prestigious five-star rating from Medicare,” said
Dan Ausman, President and CEO at Methodist Hospital. “We are extremely
proud of our doctors, nurses, and staff for helping Methodist Hospital
earn this extraordinary recognition for providing excellent patient care.”
Medicare’s Overall Hospital Star Ratings range from one to five stars.
The more stars, the better a hospital performed on available quality measures.
The most common overall rating is three stars. The ratings were created
in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals,
doctors, employers, and other federal agencies. The data initiative uses
a variety of tools to help stimulate improvements in the quality of care
delivered by hospitals. According to Medicare, the intent of the project
is to help improve hospitals’ quality of care by distributing objective,
easy to understand data on hospital performance and quality.
For more information on Medicare’s Overall Hospital Star Ratings, go to
Earlier this year, Methodist Hospital was also recognized by The SafeCare
Group as part of their 100 SafeCare Hospitals listing where the hospital
ranked No. 8 in the nation among hospitals with more than 400 beds for
providing high quality, safe care to patients.
About Methodist Hospital: Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital of Southern California in Arcadia
is a full-service community hospital with 374 licensed beds. The hospital
offers advanced cardiovascular and neuro-interventional services, including
cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, neurosurgery, and clot removal
for stroke. Methodist Hospital is designated by Los Angeles County Emergency
Medical Services as both a heart attack and stroke receiving center, and
operates an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics. Methodist Hospital
also operates the GYN Oncology Institute, the Colorectal Surgery Institute,
and offers a variety of other services in orthopedics, cancer care, obstetrics,
and many other medical specialties. More than 57,000 patients were treated
in our Emergency Department last year, while the hospital had more than
16,000 patient admissions and 25,000 outpatient visits.