UnityPoint Health hospitals receive CMS 5 Star Rating
Three UnityPoint Health hospitals in Eastern Iowa received a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital in Dubuque and UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa each received a 5-star rating, which is the highest rating from CMS.
The hospital rating is based on data measuring five aspects of quality of care including mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care as reported by CMS' Care Compare tool.
CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings this year based on CMS' revised methodology. Only 12 hospitals in Iowa received a CMS 5-star rating.