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5-Star Hospital Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

McLaren Northern MichiganThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Wednesday, July 27 that McLaren Northern Michigan has been awarded a 5-star rating, the highest rating possible for quality and safety.

More than 4,500 hospitals nationwide were included in the analysis, which ranked hospitals from one to five stars based on 64 distinct measures. A 5-star rating places McLaren Northern Michigan in the top 2.2% of hospitals in the country.

“McLaren Northern Michigan is dedicated to providing quality patient care and high customer satisfaction,” stated David M. Zechman, President & CEO of McLaren Northern Michigan. “We are honored to be one of only four hospitals in Michigan with a 5-star rating, and the only hospital in northern Michigan. This is a testament to the dedication of our colleagues and medical staff, who give of themselves daily to improve the lives of others.”

The Star Rating was developed through a public and transparent process that evaluates quality measures such as timely and effective care for heart attack, stroke, pneumonia; patient satisfaction based on HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey; infection prevention and treatment; 30 day readmission rate.