LA CROSSE, Wis —Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse has received the highest hospital quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the fifth year in a row. The CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings provide patients with information on several aspects of quality.  “Our staff work tirelessly to ensure that every patient has the best experience possible in our facilities, ” says Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., president, Mayo Clinic Health System.

“Patients trust us to provide them with quality care, and these ratings reflect the unwavering commitment our physicians, care teams and staff have for every patient we serve. ”  “We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to providing care that is safe and of the highest quality,” says Paul Mueller, M.D., regional vice president for Mayo Clinic Health System in Southwest Wisconsin.

“This recognition can help our patients feel confident when making important choices about their medical care.” Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in Albert Lea and Austin, Barron, Eau Claire, Mankato and Menomonie, along with sites in Rochester, Arizona, and Florida, also received five-star ratings.  

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Overall Star Ratings are assigned based on a hospital’s composite score of 51 quality metrics from inpatient and outpatient quality reporting programs. The ratings measure five broad categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. 

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