Saint Clare's Health Receives Five-Star Rating From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Saint Clare's Health Receives Five-Star Rating From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

03-18-2019

Saint Clare’s Health Receives Five-Star Rating From the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Photo: Ih-Ping P. Huang, MD, Medical Director at Saint Clare’s,

Denville, NJ (March 15, 2019) – Saint Clare’s Health is proud to announce that it is one of only six hospitals in New Jersey to receive an overall five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the federal agency’s latest hospital performance report recently released. The CMS’ overall Hospital Star Rating, which is available on Medicare.gov/hospital care, provides patients with the important information they need to compare hospitals and make informed healthcare decisions. “I am extremely proud of the employees and medical staff of Saint Clare’s for all their hard work in making Saint Clare’s one of the highest rated hospitals in New Jersey,” said Brian Finestein, Saint Clare’s Health CEO. “Earning five stars on this report is a team effort that involves every department in the hospital,” he added.

Saint Clare’s Health is one of two hospitals in New Jersey owned by Prime Healthcare to earn a five-star rating. St. Michael’s Hospital in Newark also earned five stars. “The five-star rating from CMS is another objective measure by a third-party recognizing the high quality patient care provided at Saint Clare’s,” said Ih-Ping P. Huang, MD, Medical Staff President at Saint Clare’s. “This third party recognition demonstrates that Saint Clare’s Health provides the highest quality of care and the close family, patient centered service expected from a community hospital.”

About the CMS Five-Star Rating

First made available to patients in 2005, Hospital Compare is based on 100 rigorously tested quality measures at more than 4,000 Medicare certified hospitals as well as Veteran Health Administration and military health system hospitals. “The Hospital Compare website and Star Rating Systems are valuable consumer tools that provide important information on the safety and quality on our nation’s hospitals,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

What is the Hospital Compare Overall Rating?

The overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures on Hospital Compare reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall hospital rating shows how well each hospital performed on average compared to other hospitals in the United States.

The overall hospital rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better the hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall hospital rating is three stars.

How can I use the Hospital Compare Overall Hospital Rating?

In an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital. When you can plan ahead, the Hospital Compare overall hospital rating can provide a starting point for comparing a hospital to others locally and nationwide. Along with the overall hospital rating, Hospital Compare includes information on many important aspects of quality, such as rates of infection and complications and patients’ experiences, based on survey results.

Choosing a hospital is a complex and personal decision that reflects individual needs and preferences. You should consider a variety of factors when choosing a hospital, such as physician guidance about your care plan and other sources of information about hospitals in your area.

Where does the Hospital Compare Overall Hospital Rating come from?

Hospitals report data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the federal agency that runs the Medicare program, through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program. The Hospital Compare Overall Hospital Rating includes up to 57 of these measures in the overall rating calculation.

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About Saint Clare’s Health

Saint Clare’s Health is an award-winning provider of safe, high quality, compassionate care, serving the communities of Morris and Sussex counties. Its network of hospitals and healthcare facilities include Denville Hospital, Dover Hospital, Behavioral Health centers in Boonton, Denville, and Parsippany, and an Imaging Center in Parsippany, among other satellite locations. To learn more visit SainClares.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Saint Clare’s Health is Joint Commission accredited and Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital has been recognized by the following third-party organizations:

  • Leapfrog A Rating for Patient Safety
  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety in 2018
  • Named among the top 5% in the nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019
  • Joint Commission Disease Specific Certification for Hip & Knee Replacement and Stroke
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery for two years in a row (2018-2019)
  • One of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention in 2019
  • Recipient of the following HealthGrades Five Star recognitions: Hip Fracture Treatment, Total Knee Replacement, Coronary Intervention Excellence, Coronary Interventional Procedures, Pacemaker Procedures, Treatment of Stroke, Treatment of Pneumonia, Gallbladder Surgery, Appendectomy, Treatment of Sepsis, C-Section, Gynecologic Procedures, Hysterectomy
  • Recipient of other HealthGrades recognitions: Patient Safety Excellence Award Winner 2018, Gynecologic Procedures Excellence Award in 2018
  • Recognized by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Hospital Recognition Program
  • American Heart Association recognitions:
    • Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
    • Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award
    • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center – Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award 2018
  • Three Year Accreditation Award with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
  • Following accreditations by the American College of Radiology (ACR): Accreditation in Radiation Oncology, Accreditation Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
  • American Association of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Rehab Certification
  • Accredited Echocardiology Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Echocardiology Laboratories
  • Accredited Echocardiology Laboratory by the Intersocietal Commission for Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners Care Award
  • Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) 2018-2022
  • 2017 Women’s Choice Award by America’s Best Hospital Patient Safety

Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital has received the following:

  • Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQUP) Comprehensive Center Designation Joint Commission Accredited
  • Leapfrog A Rating for Patient Safety
  • Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for Stroke
  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award 2016 and 2018
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine Accreditation
  • American Heart Association accreditations:
    • Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
    • Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Award
    • Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Receiving Center Bronze Plus 2017 Quality Achievement Award
  • American College of Radiology Accreditation Breast Imaging Center of Excellence®
  • Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 2018-2022
  • 2017 Women’s Choice Award by America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety
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