May 12, 2021; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville is honored to announce is has once again received national recognition for an overall five-star rating in quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the latest hospital performance report released by the federal agency.
Of the more than 4,500 hospitals eligible to receive the star ratings, only 455 received five-star ratings. AdventHealth Hendersonville is one of nine hospitals in North Carolina to earn five-stars. This recognition is the highest rating of overall quality and places AdventHealth Hendersonville in the top 14-percent nationally for quality and patient safety.
AdventHealth Hendersonville’s achievements to maintain this top rating include having complication rates, such as hospital associated infections, lower than the national averages. The AdventHealth team also excelled at preventative care and screening for psychiatric patients, higher than both state and national averages.
The CMS's Overall Hospital Star Rating provides patients with important information on measures of quality and safety they can use to compare hospitals and make informed decisions regarding their health care. First made available to patients in 2005, Hospital Compare is based on 100 rigorously tested quality measures at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, as well as Veterans Health Administration and Military Health System hospitals. To see the current ratings, please visit Find Healthcare Providers: Compare Care Near You | Medicare
"Achieving the CMS five-star rating is a testament to the commitment to quality and safety for our patients at every level of our care teams,” said Teresa Herbert, MD, MPH, FAAP. “And to maintain this national achievement while managing the impact of a global pandemic speaks to the skills of the incredible people who make up the AdventHealth Hendersonville team.”
AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns top marks for its clinical quality. It has earned straight “A” grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group since 2017. AdventHealth also received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board from Premier, Inc.