Health First’s Cape Canaveral and Viera Hospitals Receive 5-Star Overall Ratings from CMS
By Space Coast Daily // February 4, 2020
five-star rating is reserved for the highest-performing hospitals using a variety of measures across seven areas
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First’s Cape Canaveral and Viera Hospitals have earned five stars – the highest rating from the federal government for quality of care.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its current ratings earlier this week.
Cape Canaveral and Viera Hospitals are:
• The only two Brevard County hospitals to receive five stars
• Two of 11 hospitals in the state of Florida to receive five stars
• Two of 407 hospitals nationwide to receive five stars
Health First’s Palm Bay Hospital maintained a four-star rating, and Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center maintained three stars.
CMS evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide, using the one- to five-star rating system to reflect an overall hospital rating in an effort to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care it delivers.
A breakdown of the 2019 ratings includes:
• One star: 228 hospitals
• Two stars: 710 hospitals
• Three stars: 1,191 hospitals
• Four stars: 1,136 hospitals
• Five stars: 407 hospitals
“This is a true reflection of how dedicated Health First providers, associates and volunteers are to the wellness and health of the Brevard community,” said Brett Esrock, Health First’s Chief Executive Officer of Hospital Services.
“Our customers know they can continue to trust us to provide high-quality, compassionate care during their times of need. We are dedicated to improving our community’s wellness and health – and these accolades are proof. We are proud to serve our family, friends and neighbors, right here in Brevard.”
The five-star rating is reserved for the highest-performing hospitals using a variety of measures across seven areas of quality and combining those measures into a single star rating.
The seven areas include: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience, Effectiveness of Care, Timeliness of Care and Efficient Use of Medical Imaging.
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