JPMC Earns High Quality Rating
Bartlesville, Okla. (September 10, 2015) -- Jane Phillips Medical Center recently earned a four-star rating for overall hospital quality. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) based their ratings on collected objective data and then conveyed the findings into an understandable five-star scale.
Of some 3,700 hospitals nationwide, JPMC was one of only 528 to earn the four-star rating.
“We are very pleased by this special recognition,” said JPMC President/Chief Operating Officer Mike A. Moore. “Our medical professionals and those of us who support them remain committed to delivering high-quality patient care every day. Ratings such as this just reaffirm that commitment.”
Over 70 elements of care were measured and reported including patient satisfaction, timeliness and effectiveness of care, use of medical imaging, and low readmission rates, among others.
“This is the first time CMS has published very complicated data in an easy-to-understand manner,” said JPMC Director of Quality Diane Garrett. “Presenting data in this manner makes it easier for consumers to research and make more informed decision about where to seek healthcare. The five-star rating system is commonly used in the hotel and food industries. CMS has made rating healthcare data just as easy to understand.”
JPMC’s data, as well as data for all U.S. hospitals, can be found on the Medicare Hospital Compare website. Data are updated quarterly in January, April, July and October.