Providence St. Mary among 7 hospitals in Washington to receive highest quality rating from CMS

Providence St. Mary among 7 Washington hospitals to receive highest quality rating from CMS

Providence St. Mary in Walla Walla

Providence St. Mary Medical Center is one of seven hospitals in Washington State to receive highest rating possible, five stars, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in its recently released ratings.

CMS' Hospital Compare website reports on quality measures for more than 100 hospitals in Washington and 4,500 hospitals nationwide.  

Providence St. Mary has held a 5 star rating since 2018.

The overall rating summarizes numerous quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks, stroke or pneumonia. The rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S. The overall rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures.

Nationwide, there are 455 five-star hospitals. Of the remaining hospitals, 988 received four stars, 1,018 received three stars, 690 received two, and 204 received the lowest rating possible, one star. Ratings for hospital nationwide can be seen here.