Published on February 28, 2019

Reading Hospital Receives Nationally Recognized Five Star Rating from CMS

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Hospital Compare Star Ratings illustrating the quality performance of more than 3,500 hospitals in the United States. Reading Hospital was recognized as being among the nation's top hospitals with a ranking of Five Stars. Of the 179 hospitals evaluated in Pennsylvania, only 11 received the prestigious five-star rating. 

"The team at Reading Hospital has a strong commitment to consistently provide high quality care to every patient. Our dedicated 'Performance Improvement Interdisciplinary' teams meet regularly to develop, implement, and refine best practices that continually improve the clinical quality outcomes for all patients at Reading Hospital, as well as throughout our health system," said, Gregory Sorensen, MD, Tower Health Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "This team approach allows for all health care providers to offer insight into providing nationally recognized high-quality care for our patients."

Reading Hospital exceeded or performed at the national average in categories relating to the reduction of 30-Day Readmission Rates and 30-Day Mortality Rates, Patient Safety and Adverse Events, and reductions to infection rates.

The Hospital Compare ratings measure common conditions treated and reflect how hospitals performed. It also includes information on infection rates, complications and patient experience. In addition to reviewing quality data and reports, Reading Hospital encourages individuals to use other tools available to patients when making a healthcare decision including, speaking with their primary care provider.