Hospital earns national rating

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Barrett Hospital & Health-Care announced it earned a Five-Star Patient Experience Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which will be published on the Hospital Compare website in October 2020.

The federal administrator of the nation’s major healthcare programs assigned a patient experience star rating to 3,478 hospitals in the nation based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores collected from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019. From the scores collected, 266 hospitals earned a five-star rating from CMS, with Barrett Hospital & HealthCare being one of them. This is important because a positive patient experience is related to better health outcomes (including lower readmission rates).