USA Health University Hospital, formerly USA Medical Center, moved up from two to three stars in an overall quality report issued by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Published Mar 6th, 2019

USA Health University Hospital, formerly USA Medical Center, moved up from two to three stars in an overall quality report issued by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The overall hospital rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall hospital rating is three stars, according to Hospital Compare.

The overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures on the website Hospital Compare reflecting common conditions hospitals treat, such as heart attacks and pneumonia. Hospitals may perform more complex services or procedures not reflected in the measures on the website. The overall hospital rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the United States, according to Medicare.gov, the official U.S. government site for Medicare.

The ratings measured more than 50 categories across seven aspects in quality of care, including safety of care, readmission, patient experience, mortality, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.

These ratings are one of many tools consumers can use for evaluating where they wish to receive their healthcare.

Hospital Compare displays an overall hospital rating for about 80 percent of hospitals on its website. In order for Hospital Compare to display an overall hospital rating, the hospital must have enough data on individual quality measures. Some hospitals, because of the number and type of patients they treat, may not report on all measures. That means they are not eligible for an overall hospital rating.

USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital did not receive a star rating because it’s categorized as a specialty hospital.

About USA Health
Beginning with the founding of the USA College of Medicine in 1973, USA Health stands as the only academic medical center along the upper Gulf Coast. It provides excellent healthcare to the region's diverse population at USA Health University Hospital and the renowned USA Health Children's & Women's Hospital, one of only five freestanding hospitals in the country dedicated to the healthcare of children and women. Continuous research and technological advancements keep USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute at the forefront of cancer treatment and outcomes. The health system employs 3,900 clinical and nonclinical staff members, including some 190 academic physicians who serve dual roles treating patients and teaching the next generation of medical doctors.

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