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Sequoia Hospital Receives 5-Star Rating for Quality from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Only 337 hospitals nationwide received a 5-star rating.

REDWOOD CITY, CA. (D)ecember 21, 2017 – Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital has received a 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating, the highest possible, for the quality of its care from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Only 337 hospitals nationwide received a 5-star rating. 

“I am extremely proud of our physicians, nurses, and staff, who work hard every day to provide high quality care for our community,” said Sequoia Hospital President Bill Graham. “We strive for excellence, and this recognition sets Sequoia apart from the other hospitals in our region in terms of the quality of care we provide.” 

The Overall Hospital Rating is based on hospital inpatient and outpatient quality program data. Hospitals are rated on up to 57 quality measures including cardiac surgery, treatment of heart failure, treatment of stroke, joint replacement, wait time in the ER, and many others. These measures fall into seven categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging. The overall hospital rating is calculated using a summary score from these categories. The national average is three out of five stars. 

The 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating is one of several quality recognitions Sequoia Hospital has received recently. Sequoia consistently receives an ‘A’ grade for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group, and was one of only 3 percent of hospitals in the nation to receive both the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. This year Sequoia Hospital also received several Healthgrades awards for services that align with quality measures assessed for the CMS Overall Hospital Rating, including cardiac surgery. 


About Sequoia Hospital

Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital providing innovative and exceptional health care for generations of Bay Area residents. Sequoia’s Heart and Vascular Institute is a nationally known pioneer in advanced cardiac care, affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. Sequoia has received national recognition from Healthgrades for superior patient safety and was named as one of America’s top 100 hospitals for cardiac care. Our Total Joint Replacement program is a designated Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, and our Birth Center is consistently ranked as a favorite among Peninsula families. We are also known for our comprehensive emergency care and leading-edge tomosynthesis 3-D mammogram technology. Our new state-of-the-art Pavilion combines the most advanced medical and surgical services with a unique healing environment, including private, spacious rooms and inviting garden areas. To support programs at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, visit the Sequoia Hospital Foundation.

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Publish date: 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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