Holy Name Medical Center is the only top-performing hospital in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex and Union Counties, according to the recently released “Star Ratings” issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Quality. For 2015-2016, Holy Name received 4 stars, one of only 8 top hospitals in the state, according to rankings by CMS. The rating includes 64 quality measures in the routine care an individual receives when being treated for heart attacks and pneumonia, and other benchmarks that focus on hospital-acquired infections and readmissions.
“These rankings will provide consumers with important metrics on quality, safety and cost allowing them to make more educated decisions,” says Michael Maron, President and CEO, Holy Name Medical Center. “Holy Name remains committed to providing patients with high-quality, affordable healthcare in a transparent, cost-effective manner.”
CMS created the hospital star ratings system as a part of their website, HospitalCompare.gov – which provides patients with hospital quality data – to increase patient satisfaction, transparency and boost consumer empowerment in making healthcare decisions. The website serves to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed care decisions, by promoting hospital quality data transparency.
“This recognition demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality, personalized care,” said Sheryl Slonim, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, APN-C – Executive Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. “And this specialized care has helped make Holy Name a leader in treating each patient with such skill and compassion that we have been consistently recognized as a hospital of choice.”
“We are pleased to be among the top performing hospitals in the state,” said Adam Jarrett, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Holy Name Medical Center. “We credit our skilled physicians, nurses and ancillary staff for their commitment to our patients.