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Centra Receives 5-Star Rating from CMS

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Centra Receives 5-Star Rating from CMS

Monday, January 29, 2018

This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital a five-star rating. These ratings can be found on CMS’ Hospital Compare website that has information about the quality, safety and customer experience at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country and is provided to the public to help patients make educated decisions.

Only 337 hospitals of the 4,000 hospitals across the United States can claim this highest ranking. In Virginia, Centra is one of 8 in the state to be recognized with 5-stars. Notably, Centra Southside Community Hospital and Centra Bedford Memorial Hospital improved from 3 stars, to 4 stars.  

Data is analyzed in categories such as mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, efficient use of medical imaging, and unplanned hospital visits.

“Having our quality metrics continually evaluated is a great indicator on how we are doing. We are pleased to be a 5-star ranked facility, but are always looking for ways to improve,” said Dr. Daniel Carey, Chief Medical Officer for Centra. “We regularly review our performance to ensure we remain on top of our own expectations, and the expectations of our community.”  

For more information about the CMS rankings, please visit, www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare