Huntington Hospital Achieves Highest Ranking

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. 

The ranking is “Testimony to the culture of safety and quality we have at the hospital,” said Dr. Nick Fitterman, executive director of Huntington Hospital “It’s also a testimony to the devotion to the relief of suffering of anyone who walks in the hospital. It starts right at the front door, to our nursing assistants, to the workers who keep the rooms clean. It’s a real community hospital culture. and this is our community.”

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.

“It’s a big deal,” Fitterman said. “This should give everyone the confidence that they can get world class care in their backyard.”
Huntington Hospital is one of seven hospitals in New York State to be recognized with a five-star rating, placing the facility among the top 10 percent of hospitals nationally.

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Five other Northwell Health hospitals earned four stars from CMS: Glen CoveLenox Hill in Manhattan, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Phelps in Westchester.

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