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Centegra Hospital – McHenry receives 5-star rating from CMS

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gives Woodstock hospital 4 stars

Published: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 1:08 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 12:20 a.m. CDT
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(Sarah Nader)
Shaw Media file photo RN's Maria Hush (left) and Mary Schulze discuss a patient while working Dec. 23, 2015, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. The McHenry hospital recently received a five-star rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, one of 82 hospitals to receive the highest rating nationwide.

McHENRY – In Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ most recent star ratings, two McHenry County hospitals received high rankings for their health care services.

Centegra Hospital – McHenry was one of 82 hospitals in the nation to receive a five-star rating, the highest rating possible.

This puts the McHenry hospital in the top 2 percent in the nation, said Dr. Kumar Nathan, senior vice president of clinical effectiveness for Centegra Health System.

“I think we got these high ratings because at Centegra, our patients are the focus of everything,” Nathan said.

“It’s always our goal to put our patients first, and to provide complete health care that keeps patients at home with their families and loved ones.”

Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services, a federal agency that administers the nation’s major health care programs, created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help patients and their families compare facilities. CMS looks at each hospital’s safety of care, patient experience and timeliness of care, among other categories.

“We’re also very proud of Centegra Hospital – Woodstock for receiving four stars, which places it among the top 20 percent in the nation,” Nathan said.

“The key is that our patients don’t need to leave the community, because we can provide comprehensive care that is top notch,” Nathan said. “I think this recognition shows our patients they can be confident they’re getting great care.”

While Centegra Hospital – Huntley was too new to have data included in the most recent ratings, Nathan said future data will incorporate the Huntley hospital as well.

To learn more about the ratings, visit www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html.

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