PRMC receives a 5 Star Rating
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 6:16 PM
(Salisbury, Md) - One Hospital on Maryland's Eastern Shore has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Peninsula Regional Medical Center is one of 337 nationwide to achieve a five-star rating. In Delaware, Christiana Hospital received the same rating.
CMS considered seven different areas of care and comfort at U.S. hospitals that included 57 different measures that touch nearly all areas of any facility. They included mortality, readmission, the safety of care, patient experience, efficient use of medical imaging and timeliness and effectiveness of care. CMS determined PRMC to have performed above the national average in mortality, the safety of care, readmission and efficient use of medical imaging.
"Not many hospitals can look back 120 years and be proud of the outstanding work their healthcare team is doing today to carry on the legacy and tradition of the great work of those who came before them," said PRMC President/ CEO Steve Leonard. "In my 15 years here, I have witnessed our team of medical staff, nurses, technicians and support staff do amazing things for our community. The CMS designation reinforces what a high performing and compassionate team we have always had."
PRMC also beat the national average in some key indicators including overall readmission, serious surgical complications, treatment of C.diff. and preventing blood clots. They outperformed the Maryland hospital average in areas including nursing communication, controlling pain and patients receiving immediate help.