January 29, 2020 – El Camino Health’s Los Gatos and Mountain View hospitals earned a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 5-Star Overall Hospital Quality Rating. The overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures on Hospital Compare reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat.
CMS uses a five-star quality rating system to measure the experiences Medicare beneficiaries have with their health plan and health care system — the Star Rating Program. The overall hospital rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S. and is meant to enhance the ability of patients to choose the healthcare that is best for them. The overall hospital rating ranges from 1 to 5 stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures of mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
“We are excited and proud to have earned a 5-Star CMS Overall Hospital Quality rating. This standardized rating reinforces the hard work and dedication of our doctors and staff in providing high-quality medical care across a variety of procedures and treatments,” said Mark Adams, MD, chief medical officer of El Camino Health’s hospitals.
Of the total 59 measures in the report, El Camino Health’s hospitals exceeded the national mean scores in 23 measures including 30-day mortality rate for heart failure, 30-day readmission rate for total hip and knee replacement, and surgical site infection from colon surgery.
What does this mean for patients?
Choosing a hospital is a complex and personal decision that reflects individual needs and preferences. When an individual chooses to seek care at El Camino Health, they are gaining access to advanced medicine and personalized healthcare. Our doctors and staff are committed to providing a hospital experience that includes delivering safe, timely and appropriate care to help you go home sooner and stay out of the hospital. The third-party rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services validates the high-quality care patients will receive from El Camino Health.