BATON ROUGE, La. -- In recognition for providing quality care and positive outcomes for patients, Woman’s Hospital has been awarded four stars by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the second straight year.
CMS star ratings are designed to provide consumers with a simple overall rating to help them choose where to receive their care. Scores include a summary of seven different areas, including effectiveness of care, patient experience and timeliness of care.
“We are always proud when our team receives any honors or awards, but it’s especially gratifying to be recognized for the quality of care we provide that improves the lives of our patients,” said Barbara Griffith, MD, president & CEO of Woman’s Hospital. “Ensuring positive outcomes for our patients is our top priority, and this rating shows that we deliver on that promise.”
Woman’s also has received the Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey for being a national leader in patient experience for six years in a row. These positive experiences for patients continue to impact the long-term health of those receiving care at Woman’s.
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