Fresno Surgical Hospital announced Tuesday it received a five-star rating on the federal government’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey.
It was the only hospital in the Valley to be awarded an overall five-star rating. Nationwide, only 2.73 percent of hospitals earned the distinction, and just four of those are in California.
The national standardized survey reports on patients’ perspectives of hospital care. The surveys are overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Hospitals may not opt out of the survey. They are awarded one to five stars, a higher number indicates better quality care.
For each hospital, Hospital Compare lists 12 different star ratings; one for each of the 11 publicly reported measures, as well as a summary that combines all the ratings.
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“Earning a five-star rating for two consecutive years is truly an honor,” says Kristine Kassahn, chief executive officer of Fresno Surgical Hospital.