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Published on July 28, 2016

CMS Rates Cone Health in Top 3 Percent

Cone Health earns three and five star quality ratings from the federal government

CMS 5-StarThe latest government ratings on health care puts most of Cone Health in the top 3 percent of hospitals when it comes to quality. The ratings come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The stars are used to give consumers easy to understand guidance about the quality of hospital care. Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s have been awarded five-star ratings. Alamance Regional Medical Center earned three stars.

“We believe in a team approach to high-quality health care,” says Cone Health Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Bruce Swords, MD. “From your family doctor, through your hospital stay and all of the care once you go home, we work hard to make sure everyone is on the same page. When that care is based on the latest evidence-based medicine, great things happen. We are grateful to our physician partners and staff, including those in Triad HealthCare Network. Without their leadership and clinical expertise this recognition would not be possible.”

CMS looked at the performance of nearly 4,600 hospitals in seven areas:

  • Mortality
  • Safety
  • Readmission rates
  • Patient experience
  • Effectiveness of care
  • Efficient use of medical imaging
  • Timeliness of care

“We urge people to look at a variety of sources when choosing health care,” says Swords. “And if people look at Healthgrades, U. S. News & World Report, CareChex and now, these CMS stars, they will see the same story. Cone Health provides the highest level of health care available anywhere.”

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