Memorial Hospital recognized as five-star hospital on National Rural Honor Roll

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CARTHAGE, Ill. — Memorial Hospital is one of seven hospitals named to a five-star national hospital honor roll created by the National Rural Rating System.

This new ratings program created by the National Rural Rating System is a new ratings program for rural and critical access hospitals. The program celebrates the extraordinary patient experiences provided by rural and critical access hospitals across the United States. The five-star rating system ranks rural and critical access hospitals, with five stars being the top ranking and one star being the lowest.

This program recognizes the work and dedication rural and critical access hospitals provide across the country. The rankings will include overnight hospital stays and are based on data collected by certified CMS patient satisfaction vendors.

The ratings are similar to the CMS Stars, which allow hospitals/clinics to promote their success and are used as high-quality recognitions. Sixty percent of small and rural hospitals do not qualify because of the low number of qualifying inpatients for the CMS Rankings, but they are held to the same high patient satisfaction criteria.

The National Rural Ratings System was created in collaboration with the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, Survey Solutions by ICAHN, Custom Learning Systems, Wyoming Department of Health, New Mexico Department of Health, Louisiana Hospital Association and AdCo Advertising Agency.

Visit fivestarratings.org for information and awardees.

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