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WellSpan hospitals earn top ratings for quality

WellSpan hospitals earn top ratings for quality

All WellSpan hospitals recently earned top scores from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in its overall hospital quality star ratings.

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital all received five stars, the top rating provided by CMS.
That's a score earned by less than 14% of the 3,093 hospitals to receive a star rating from CMS. WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan York Hospital both achieved a four-star rating.

"Quality, patient safety and outcomes are top priorities for us at WellSpan. The CMS star rating reflects the commitment and hard work of our medical staff and the entire team," said Dr. Michael Seim, WellSpan senior vice president and chief quality officer. "We have been focused on infection control, patient safety, daily safety huddles, and addressing any downward trends proactively. Having all WellSpan facilities receive a four-star rating or better recognizes the commitment from our teams to the communities we serve."

CMS assigns its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings to hospitals across the country based on their performance across five quality categories – mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.

The Overall Star Rating is meant to capture a hospital's performance as a snapshot in
time. Additionally, the Overall Star Rating is based on a hospital's performance compared
across all hospitals in the nation.

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