Orlando Health recently earned more quality distinctions when two of its hospitals were rated the highest of any in Central Florida by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), according to Dr. Thomas Kelley, vice president of quality and clinical transformation at Orlando Health.
Based on data for 59 quality measures, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) and Orlando Health South Lake Hospital each received four stars in CMS’ Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings. The overall ratings range from one to five stars, with more stars indicating better quality performance. Other hospitals in the region received from one to three stars.
The newest results are posted on CMS’ Hospital Compare website, which reports on quality measures for more than 4,000 of the nation’s hospitals. The quality measures used for the overall rating span seven areas of performance: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.