NRMC Earns 4-Star Rating Again
For the second consecutive year, Nevada Regional Medical Center (NRMC) has maintained a 4-star rating on Hospital Compare, a website operated by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This rating is updated quarterly and is a reflection of survey ratings as compared to other hospitals in the nation.
“It’s no surprise we kept up the 4-star rating in 2018,” said Wes Braman, Interim Chief Executive Officer of NRMC. “Our entire staff has been working to raise the bar and improve every aspect of care for our patients every day. Their efforts have produced exceptional results, out-performing many other nearby hospitals.”
NRMC earned higher percentages than state and national averages for patient experiences:
• Patients who reported that their room and bathroom were "Always" clean
• Patients who reported that the area around their room was “Always" quiet at night
• Patients who reported that YES, they were given information about what to do during their recovery at home
Hospital Compare documents information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. The website can be used to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.
CMS, along with key stakeholders, developed the “star rating” system to provide consumers with a simple overall rating generated by combining multiple dimensions of quality into a single summary score. The overall rating ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall rating is 3 stars.
According to Hospital Compare, the overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the nation.
Although you should go to the nearest hospital in the event of an emergency, data comparisons like those on Hospital Compare can be useful to help you plan where to go for healthcare.
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About Nevada Regional Medical Center
Serving a six-county area since 1937, Nevada Regional Medical Center is a 71-bed acute, intensive and skilled care hospital. Nevada Regional Medical Center has earned recognition as a respected regional medical center for its comprehensive health care services, skilled and caring employees and state-of-the-art medical technology. Staff represent more than a dozen medical specialties, including family practice, women’s services, neurology, urology, psychiatry, orthopedics, wound care services, and general, vascular, thoracic and oncological surgery. Additionally, consultation clinics are held regularly by specialists in oncology, pulmonology, podiatry, ear, nose, and throat and cardiology.