Mercy Hospital Earns 5-Star Rating

Mercy Hospital Springfield has been given a 5-star rating for quality health care from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The rating from CMS is based on over 100 measures in seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and effective use of medical imaging.

“This shows our patients that we’re consistently providing them with the right care at the right time, without unnecessary testing,” Brent Hubbard, president and COO of Mercy Hospitals Springfield Communities, said in a statement. “Less than 7 percent of hospitals in the nation earn a 5-star rating, and it’s acknowledgment from CMS that we are keeping our patients safe and providing them with truly effective healing.”

The 5-star rating is one of several awards and honors recently given to Springfield’s Mercy Hospital. The Leapfrog Group named Mercy a Top Hospital with a “A” grade for patient safety. IBM Watson Health also ranked Mercy as one of the top 5 large health systems for quality and safety measures.

“There’s something all these numbers can’t show, and that’s our co-workers’ commitment to bringing to life the healing ministry of Jesus,” Hubbard stated in the press release. “It’s our mission and what inspires us to continually look at ways to improve our care. We want our patients to feel physically and spiritually supported.”