Huntington Hospital has been awarded a five-star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the only hospital in Suffolk County to achieve that grade.
The five-star rating, the highest possible, was announced in the CMS’ annual 2021 hospital rankings.
The CMS program provides a health care guide to hospital quality and is comprised of more than 50 individual measures addressing such important outcomes as hospital mortality, avoidable readmission, hospital infections and patient experience.
CMS’ hospital rankings, which are posted on the government’s “Hospital Compare” website, are considered serve as hospital report cards to help inform people where to receive medical care.
To find out more about the latest ratings and see how hospitals compare, log on to: https://www.medicare.gov/
Five other Northwell Health hospitals earned four stars from CMS: Glen Cove, Lenox Hill in Manhattan, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Phelps in Westchester.