In its new 2021 hospital ranking, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Anderson Hospital a coveted, five-star rating.
The annual CMS stars program serves as a health-care guide to hospital quality, comprising more than 50 individual measures that include hospital mortality, avoidable readmission, hospital infections and patient experience.
“Only 13 percent of hospitals nationwide are currently recognized as a 5-star facility,” explained Keith Page, Anderson Hospital President and CEO. “We are incredibly proud of our physicians and staff for this accomplishment.”
Anderson Hospital is the only hospital in Southwestern Illinois to earn the 5 Star Rating. In the St. Louis area, only three other hospitals hold this rating including Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Mercy St. Louis, and St. Lukes in Chesterfield.
Posted on the federal “Hospital Compare” website, the CMS hospital rankings serve as hospital report cards to help inform where to best receive medical care.
IBJ file photo: Keith Page