Westlake, OH, June 04, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- St. John Medical Center’s legacy of compassion and patient care have been recognized by two prominent health care evaluation groups this month. St. John received a four-star rating for patient satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and an “A” rating for patient safety form the Leapfrog Group--the highest possible score.
President and CEO William Young Jr. Stresses that the awards further demonstrate St. John Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to care, something the staff strives for each and every day. He said, “Of course, we are honored that the efforts of our faculty are evident to outside organizations. the awards portray our prioritization of individual attention and personalized care.”
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publicly rates hospitals so consumers can better understand the quality of care provided. The comparison is an essential tool for making the most out of health care dollars and helping patients choose a care center.
Criteria are based on doctor-patient communication, cleanliness, environment, responsiveness of staff, and preparation fro patient independence. The 5-star rating system aims to encourage medical centers to continuously improve every aspect of patient care.
The Leapfrog Group advocates for transparency in safety by medical providers so customers can make informed decisions about where to be treated. Hospitals are evaluated by analyzing the institution's efforts to prevent new infections and eliminate errors.
With these two most recent recognitions, St. John Medical Center represents the level of quality and safety every hospital should strive for.
For more information on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, visit http://go.cms.gov/1czlluM. For more information on The Leapfrog Group, visit http://leapfroggroup.org.