Kaweah Delta Earns Four - Star Overall Hospital Quality Rating From Federal Government
VISALIA – Kaweah Delta Medical Center has earned the highest overall
hospital quality rating among hospitals in Tulare and Kings counties and
the second-highest rating among hospitals in Fresno County according to
the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The star ratings, released today by CMS, range from one to five stars.
The more stars, the better a hospital performed overall on up to 64 quality
measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart
attacks or pneumonia. The most common rating is three stars. The overall
hospital rating was first released in August by CMS. Since that time,
Kaweah Delta improved its star rating from three to four stars and was
the only hospital in a 50-mile radius to improve its star rating.
“This improvement is a reflection of the efforts we have made at
Kaweah Delta to improve quality of care for our patients,” said
Lindsay Mann, Chief Executive Officer of Kaweah Delta Health Care District.
“We will continue to be diligent and take advantage of every opportunity
to ensure that our patients are satisfied with the care they receive.
Our goal will always be to continue to improve for our patients and families.”
The following are the star ratings of hospitals within a 50-mile radius
of Kaweah Delta:
- Fresno Surgical Hospital: 5 stars
- Kaweah Delta Medical Center: 4 stars
- Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fresno: 3 stars
- St. Agnes Medical Center: 2 stars
- Clovis Community Hospital: 2 stars
- Sierra View Medical Center: 2 stars
- Adventist Medical Center – Hanford: 2 stars
- Adventist Medical Center – Reedley: 2 stars
- Community Regional Medical Center: 2 stars
- Tulare Regional Medical Center: 1 stars
Established in 1963, Kaweah Delta Medical Center is the only trauma center
between Fresno and Bakersfield. Kaweah Delta Health Care District is known
for its comprehensive scope of services including nationally-recognized
programs in orthopedics, cancer care, cardiovascular surgery, and rehabilitation
services. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org or follow Kaweah
Delta on Twitter and Facebook.