FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing & Public Affairs
Rose Medical Center
Denver, Colo. – December 21, 2017 – Rose Medical Center is among the first hospitals in Colorado to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare program. Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals, including more than 130 Veterans Administration (VA) medical centers, across the country.
Rose’s achievement reflects its dedication to multiple patient quality metrics, such as how well nurses and doctors communicated with patients; how responsive hospital staff were to patient needs; how clean and quiet hospital environments were; and how well patients were prepared for post-hospital settings
“Patient outcomes and the patient experience are central to the work we do every day, and there are so many factors that go into creating an exceptional patient experience,” says Dr. Meg Austin, Chief Medical Officer, Rose Medical Center. “This achievement reflects the deep commitment by our entire team of physicians, nurses, techs, and all staff to deliver the best patient experience possible.”
Kelli Gibson, Rose Vice President of Quality and Risk Management, says: “Each metric in the Hospital Compare ranking is a measure on which we focus very dedicated work as a team of healthcare providers. We regularly share best practices and identify opportunities for process improvement, and we are always looking to improve outcomes and experiences for our patients.”
“The patient experience Star Ratings will make it easier for consumers to use the information on the Hospital Compare website and spotlight excellence in health care quality,” said Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Principal Deputy Administrator for CMS and Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality. “These star ratings also encourage hospitals and clinicians to strive to continuously improve the patient experience and quality of care delivered to all patients.”
To view Rose’s result, and to learn more about the Hospital Compare program, visit medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.
About Hospital Compare
Hospital Compare is the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) public information website, designed to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver. Hospital Compare was created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations, and other federal agencies.
The Hospital Compare star ratings relate to patients’ experience of care at 4,000 Medicare-certified acute care hospitals. The ratings are based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) measures that are included in Hospital Compare.
About Rose Medical Center
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver’s "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. Named the #3 hospital in both Denver and the region by US News & World Report in 2017, Rose also has been honored by Truven Health Analytics™ as a 100 Top Hospital® for ten years and named by its employees as a Denver Post Top Workplace for three years. Rose also earned Magnet® designation in recognition of its exemplary nursing care in 2017. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose truly has become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at RoseMed.com.