According to new hospital quality ratings, Loretto Hospital is among the best hospitals in the state. The hospital received 3 out of 5 stars in a recent Hospital Quality Star Rating conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The CMS rated more than 3,600 hospitals in America on a five-star scale, with one star representing the lowest quality rating and five the highest. The hospitals rated were evaluated based on “64 out of 100 measures (CMS) uses to report hospital performance on its Hospital Compare website,” according to a statement released by Loretto.
Those measures include death and infection rates, readmissions and patient experience. Loretto was one of only four safety-net hospitals in the area that received three stars. Other hospitals in Chicago that received three stars include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the University of Chicago hospitals.
“Three stars is good….especially considering how well we compared to some of the most premier hospital,” Loretto Hospital chief medical officer and CEO Dr. Sonia Mehta said in the statement.
“And when I look at how proactive Loretto Hospital has been in our approach to administering quality of care to our patients by integrating more specialty services and evidence-based healthcare practices through the coordination of care, I think our strategy is working,” she said
“Our patients and the Austin community is starting to take notice of all the improvements we are putting in place,”