NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX (August 9, 2016) – Medical City North Hills received a 4-Star ranking from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)in the most recent Overall Hospital Quality Ratings report.
CMS is one of numerous organizations that provide reports and rankings about hospital performance.
Medical City North Hills improved its rating by a star since the previous report. Five stars is the highest possible rating.
“This is but one measure of hospital quality, but North Hills is excited to have CMS recognize the high-level of quality care which we provide our patients,” said North Hills Hospital CEO, Xavier Villarreal.
According to the CMS website, “The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating is designed to help individuals, their family members, and caregivers compare hospitals in an easily understandable way. Over the past decade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published information about the quality of care across the five different health care settings that most families encounter.”
CMS and other organizations continue to offer patient advocacy tools to assist consumers in their selection of healthcare services.
“We have received numerous letters from national patient and consumer advocacy groups supporting the release of these ratings because it improves the transparency and accessibility of hospital quality information,” read a statement from CMS. “In addition, researchers found that hospitals with more stars on the Hospital Compare website have tended to have lower death and readmission rates.”
About Medical City North Hills
Medical City North Hills is licensed for 164 beds and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. North Hills also has Disease Specific Certification by the Joint Commission for hip, knee, shoulder and cardiac service lines and we are a designated Level IV trauma center. Our specialty services and honors include being the first hospital in the U.S. to have a Cycle 4 Chest Pain Center and the first in North Texas to attain Cycle 5 accreditation. We have Primary Stroke Center certification by the Joint Commission and also specialize in total joint replacement and cardiac care. Medical City North Hills is a part of HCA.