HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland Achieves Five-Star Rating

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland has received a five-star rating for patient experience from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the top score in the federal agency’s ratings system.

The score is based on a summary of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, which assesses patient experiences. CMS’s star rating system scores hospitals on a one-to-five-star scale based on 10 publicly reported measures. The HCAHPS survey’s 32 questions cover these areas:

Nurse communication

Doctor communication

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Communication about medicines

Discharge questions

Care transitions

Cleanliness of hospital environment

Quietness of hospital environment

Hospital rating

Willingness to recommend hospital

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital President and CEO John Ludwig shared, “This achievement is a reflection of the work our colleagues have done in making each and every patient feel cared for and respected. We will continue providing exceptional care to those who entrust us with their care.”

Also receiving a five-star rating for patient experience was sister hospital HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese. For more information on the CMS ratings system for hospitals, visit medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.

For more information about HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland, visit stjosephshighland.org. HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese and HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville.

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