Most Cone Health Hospitals Earn 5-Stars in Government Hospital Ratings
Alamance Regional Medical Center leaps from 1 star to 3.
Greensboro—Most Cone Health hospitals have 5 stars according to the federal government’s Hospital Compare website. The website provides information about the quality of care at more than 4,000 hospitals across the country. It is intended to help consumers wisely choose where they want to go for care and encourage hospital improvement.
The criteria used in awarding stars include:
- The patient’s experience.
- How quickly a hospital provides the recommended care.
- How well the hospital avoids complications and death.
- Psychiatric unit services.
- How payments compare with other hospitals and the value of care.
“It is rewarding to know that Cone Health is again recognized among the best for providing the right care, avoiding complications and death, and providing value to patients,” says Bruce Swords, MD, PhD, chief physician executive, Cone Health.
Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital are all ranked together and listed on the Hospital Compare Website as Moses Cone Hospital. Alamance Regional Medical Center is listed separately and earned 3 stars. It was a 1-star hospital in the last Hospital Compare ranking.
“To show this kind of improvement is impressive,” says Swords. “Making such a big leap in quality shows the results of a lot of hard work and focus on the quality of care we deliver.”