MultiCare Valley Hospital earns five-star quality rating from CMS
Only the top six percent of hospitals nationwide received the five-star designation
Spokane, WA (PRUnderground) March 1st, 2019
MultiCare Valley Hospital announced today that it was awarded a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). MultiCare Valley Hospital is the only hospital in Eastern Washington to earn the highest overall quality score.
The hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across seven areas of quality – including safety of care, effectiveness of care, and patient experience – into a single star rating for each hospital.
Valley is in an elite group. Of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated by CMS, only 293, or six percent, received a five-star rating.
“As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, this is truly an outstanding achievement and reflects the excellence in healthcare we deliver daily,” MultiCare Valley President Greg Repetti said. “As the highest-rated hospital in Eastern Washington, we are proud to serve our community.”
MultiCare Valley Hospital opened in 1969 and has grown to a 123-bed acute care Level III trauma center and has earned a wealth of awards and accreditations. Some of those include: the first hospital in the State of Washington to earn the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification in Knee and Hip replacement, the Safe Sleep Gold Certification, Washington State Stroke Level II EMS, Washington State Cardiac Level III EMS, and Washington State Level III Trauma Center. MultiCare Valley Hospital is also a two-time winner (2010, 2018) of the “Large Business of the Year” award from the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.
For a full-list of the CMS ratings in Spokane, click here.
About MultiCare Health System
MultiCare Health System is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 16,000 employees and a comprehensive system of health including numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Immediate Clinic, MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care and Pulse Heart Institute — MultiCare Medical Associates, Navos Mental Health Solutions, affiliated physicians and a wide range of community outreach programs. Eight hospitals complete our organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, Valley Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washington — and Tacoma General Hospital, which is home to the region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.