Sutter Health Hospital Campuses Earn Five-Star Rating from CMS

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Carousel, Quality, Scroll Images

Ratings designed to help patients and consumers make informed choices about their care

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Three Sutter Health hospital campuses have earned five stars—the highest ranking possible—as part

of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Star Rating for December 2017: Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, Pacific campus in San Francisco, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame and Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. Only 9 percent of the 3,692 hospitals evaluated across the nation received a five-star rating.

“At Sutter Health, we are always focused on improving. It’s our commitment to our patients, their families and the communities we serve,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D. chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “We set high standards for our patients’ experience. To provide patients with high-value, quality care, our doctors, hospitals and care teams work together to implement programs and practices that help our patients improve their overall health and quality of life. This is part of the value that an integrated health system like Sutter Health brings.”

Consistent with other star rating programs, the methodology assigns each hospital between one and five stars, reflecting a hospital’s overall performance based on selected quality measures, including readmission rates, safety of care, effectiveness of care and patient experience. The primary objective of the star ratings project is to summarize information in a way that is useful and easy to interpret for patients and consumers.

Ninety-one percent of Sutter Health hospital campuses ranked with ratings of five, four or three stars—with an average of 3.64 stars across the not-for-profit network. The national average for all hospitals ranked is three stars. Four-star Sutter Health hospitals include:

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Alta Bates campus, in Berkeley, Calif.
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Summit campus, in Oakland, Calif.
  • Novato Community Hospital
  • Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
  • Sutter Davis Hospital
  • Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport, Calif.
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

For more information on the ratings or methodology, please visit Hospital Compare.

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