Ashley Regional Medical Center Earns 5-Star CMS Rating for Overall Hospital Quality
May 6, 2021
Vernal, UT (May 6, 2021) – Ashley Regional Medical Center today announced that it has been awarded five stars in the latest round of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Ashley Regional’s Overall Hospital Quality 5-Star Rating puts it among the top 14 percent of all eligible hospitals in the U.S. with respect to patient safety and the overall patient experience. Only 455 of the more than 3,300 hospitals rated received five stars.
“Our team works to constantly evaluate and improve the care and experiences we provide our patients and their families,” said Wes Taylor, chief executive officer of Ashley Regional Medical Center. “We are so proud to have received this recognition from CMS and look forward to continuing our efforts to enhance healthcare delivery and advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”
The Star Ratings program is designed to increase healthcare transparency and help patients and their family members make informed decisions about healthcare. CMS’ Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings measure hospitals based on their performance across seven quality areas: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
Ashley Regional has launched several initiatives in recent years aimed at further enhancing the quality of care provided to patients, including bedside shift reporting to help patients and staff stay on the same page about treatment, executive patient safety rounding to identify and assess what is going well and areas for improvement throughout the hospital, and learning boards in each department that provide staff a place to identify enhancements for patient care or processes and resolutions.
“We are honored to serve the healthcare needs of our communities,” Taylor said. “We thank our providers, clinical teams and staff for their commitment to our patients and to one another. It is their dedication that made this five-star rating possible and that will continue to drive our quality improvement initiatives going forward.”
For more information on the Star Ratings Program, visit the CMS website at Medicare.gov. For more information on Ashley Regional Medical Center, visit AshleyRegional.com.
About Ashley Regional Medical Center
Through its 39-bed, Joint Commission-accredited acute care facility and physician practices, Ashley Regional Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient services to the populations of Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett counties in Utah and Rio Blanco County in Colorado. It is a designated Level IV trauma center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center and has been designated as a Stroke Receiving Facility by the Utah State Department of Health. Ashley Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital for five consecutive years and a 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health for excellence in quality indicators and measures.
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