Sutter Hospital Campuses Earn Five-Star Rating from CMS

Posted on Mar 7, 2019 in Scroll Images

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif.– Four hospitals within the Sutter Health network have earned five stars—the highest ranking possible—as part of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Star Rating for January 2019:

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Summit campus in Oakland
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame
  • Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center east of Sacramento.

Only 7.87 percent of the 3,725 hospitals evaluated across the nation received a five-star rating.

“At Sutter Health, we are always focused on innovation and continued improvement. 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. “Overall, we set high standards for our patients’ experience and our quality measures. Through this quality-focused lens, physicians and care teams are able to implement best practices and provide patients with high-value, quality care. This is part of the value that an integrated health system like Sutter Health offers communities.”

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, mortality, safety of care, effectiveness of care and patient experience. The primary objective of the star ratings program is to summarize information in a way that is useful and easy to interpret for patients and consumers.

Eighty-six 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:

  • California Pacific Medical Center, Pacific campus
  • Memorial Hospital Los Banos
  • Sutter Amador Hospital
  • Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
  • Sutter Davis Hospital
  • Sutter Lakeside Hospital in Lakeport, Calif.
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

For more information on the ratings or methodology, please visit Hospital Compare. Additional quality measure information is also available via the Sutter Health All Hospital Quality Results dashboard.

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