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CMS Ratings Recognize Quality Care at Methodist Hospitals for Third Consecutive Year

Published: Sept. 12, 2023

Methodist Hospital recently received a five-star Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Methodist Hospital was one of seven hospitals in Nebraska to earn the five-star designation. A total of 483 hospitals across the country obtained five stars.

In the recent CMS report, Methodist Jennie Edmundson in Council Bluffs and Methodist Fremont Health were also recognized in the report, each receiving a four-star rating.

A total of 803 hospitals earned four-star status.

This marked the third consecutive year that Methodist hospitals were awarded the five- and four-star recognitions.

A total of 3,076 hospitals received a star rating in 2023. View and search the full list.

“We truly believe that we provide exceptional care in our communities,” said Steve Goeser, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. “Our teams work diligently on a daily basis to provide an excellent patient experience to all. Congratulations to Methodist Hospital for its five-star performance for the third straight year, and to Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Methodist Fremont Health for maintaining their four-star status. We intentionally focus on meeting the standards set by CMS, and our teams being recognized for that hard work is something I’m very proud of.”

The CMS star rating system, launched in 2016, assigns stars based on 48 measures in five categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.

The overall star rating summarizes a variety of measures across five areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Once reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s overall star rating is calculated using only those measures for which data are available.  

Hospitals report data to CMS through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program, Hospital Readmission Reduction Program, Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program. Overall star ratings aren’t calculated for Veterans Health Administration or Department of Defense hospitals.