Lincoln Medical Center announced last week that it has received a four-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the most recent review.
The ratings range from 1-5 stars and 63 percent of hospitals receiving three stars or lower placing LMC in the top 37 percent of hospitals nationwide ranked in the survey.
Ratings are based on quality measures reported on Hospital Compare from seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging. The overall hospital rating shows how well each hospital performed compared to other hospitals in the United States.
“Our four-star rating confirms the quality and compassionate care demonstrated by the staff at Lincoln Medical Center,” said Carrie Rogers, director of nursing for Lincoln Medical Center. “We are very proud of this accomplishment and we will continue to strive to provide the best possible care for our community.”
The star ratings set by CMS are designed to assist patients in making educated decisions on where to choose for health care. The ratings are updated twice a year and are available at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.
Lincoln Health System (LHS) is a county-owned, non-profit health system in Fayetteville. The system’s humble beginnings began back in 1916 when the area’s all-female Alpha Kappa Club made it their mission to lobby for a much-needed hospital in Lincoln County. In less than 12 months, the vision became a reality and Lincoln County Hospital opened its doors on April 25, 1917. One hundred years later, Lincoln Health System is still serving the community. LHS consists of a 59-bed acute care hospital, an ambulance service, long-term care and skilled care facility, home health and hospice agency, and freestanding outpatient rehabilitation and wellness center.
For more information about Lincoln Health System its facilities, medical services, and physicians, visit LincolnHealthSystem.com.