Ferrel Hospital Achieves 4-Star Rating.
The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care. Ferrell Hospital was recognized for achieving a ‘4-Star’ HCAHPS rating and for being the most improved over one year in any domain. Awards were presented during a ceremony on October 29 in Champaign, IL.
As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), Ferrell Hospital and other critical access hospitals were asked to voluntarily participate in four defined domains of quality outcomes. These four domains include: Patient Safety/Inpatient; Patient Engagement; Care Transitions; and Outpatient Measures.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created the HCAHPS Star Ratings for consumers to more quickly and easily access the patient experience of care information provided on the Hospital Compare website. Star ratings also allow consumers to more easily compare hospitals.
“We are very proud of our Ferrell Hospital team for achieving this level of excellence in quality,” said Alisa Coleman, CEO. “This award recognizes Ferrell’s dedication to delivering a health care experience that gives our patients confidence and our staff a great deal of pride.”