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14 hospitals in Indiana received five-star ratings from CMS



Indianapolis, Indiana – This year there was an increase in the number of hospitals in the state of Indiana that were awarded the highest ranking by the federal government.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just released an updated version of its rankings of hospitals around the country. The agency compiles the grading system, which ranges from one star to five stars, based on the data provided by the hospitals.

The statistics on mortality, safety measures, readmissions, patient experience, and care that is both prompt and effective are used to determine ratings. Infections from colon surgeries; complications after hip or knee replacements; the ratio of unplanned hospital visits after an outpatient surgical procedure; patient data on how quickly they received help and how well they understood their care upon discharge; COVID-19 vaccination rates among providers; and the percentage of patients who were vaccinated against the disease. These are just some of the 46 data points that were used in the study.

Hospitals run by the Department of Defense and the Veterans Health Administration are also being taken into consideration for this evaluation.

This year, CMS awarded fourteen hospitals in Indiana with five stars, up from a dozen the previous year.

According to Becker’s Hospital Review, the healthcare facilities that have earned the highest marks this year are as follows: Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Parkview Dekalb Hospital in Auburn, Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Logansport Memorial Hospital Logansport, Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, The Women’s Hospital in Newburgh, St. Vincent Heart Center Carmel, Indiana University Health North Hospital Carmel, Ascension S. Hospital Car

Also receiving five stars in 2022 were Ascension St. Vincent, IU Health North, St. Vincent Heart Center, Schneck Medical, and The Women’s Hospital.

The number of hospitals that were awarded the highest ranking also increased on a national scale. Only 483 hospitals out of 4,654 received the maximum possible rating of five stars. In 2017, CMS awarded a perfect five-star rating to 429 different establishments.

In addition, Indiana was one of only 13 states that did not have a single-star hospital. According to CMS, 250 institutions have achieved that ranking this year, representing a 58-point gain over 2017.

The previous year, the only hospitals in the state to receive only one star were Franciscan Health Hammond and Franciscan Health Dyer.

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