Huntington Hospital has been awarded a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Huntington is one of seven Northwell Health hospitals that have received four-star or better ratings from CMS.
CMS, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, created the five-star rating to help consumers
identify health care facilities by quality metrics, which include patient outcomes such as mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient experience and timely and effective care.
“Northwell Health analyzes the results of each hospital’s CMS report each year, internalizes them, course corrects where needed and strives to reach higher,” said Michael Dowling, Northwell’s president and CEO. “I’m proud to say this was our best showing yet as a health system. Three CMS five-star hospitals on Long Island alone proves our commitment to quality care and excellent outcomes, from the environmental service workers and cooks to our nurses and clinicians.”
North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset and Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson each scored five stars from CMS. Glen Cove Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco and Staten Island University Hospital.
Just 15 percent of the 4,654 star-rated hospitals nationwide earned five-star status, which used Care Compare data between 2018-2022.
Huntington Hospita is top-rated by CMS for the third straight year. It is a Level III trauma center, Magnet
designated and known for nationally recognized orthopedic excellence. The hospital got high marks for safety of care and patient experience.
The health system’s initiatives to improve quality at its hospitals include a focus on infection prevention, efforts to improve recognition and treatment of sepsis, growing the flu vaccination rate among employees as well as transforming dining services and environmental enhancements.