Macon County Chronicle

Macon Community Hospital Receives 4 Stars From CMS

Macon Community Hospital is proud to announce it has received a 4 star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the most recent review. The ratings range from 1-5 stars and 63% of hospitals received 3 stars or lower placing Macon Community Hospital in the top 37% of hospitals nationwide ranked in the survey. Ratings are based on quality measures reported on Hospital Compare from 7 categories; mortality, the safety of care, readmission, patient experience the effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging. The overall hospital rating shows how well each hospital performed compares to other hospitals in the US.

Our four-star rating confirms the quality and compassionate care demonstrated by the staff at Macon Community Hospital said Thomas J. Kidd Administrator of Macon Community Hospital. “We are very proud of this accomplishment and we will continue to strive to provide the best care to our community”.

The star ratings set by CMS is designated to assist patients in making educated decisions on where to choose to go for health care. The ratings are updated twice a year and are available at www.medicare .gov/hospitalcompare  (http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare).