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Sequoia Hospital Again Receives 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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Rating showcases Sequoia's continuing commitment to excellence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2020)Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital was again recognized with a 5-Star Overall Hospital Rating—the highest possible—for the quality of its care from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Only 407 out of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide by CMS received a 5-star rating.

“Our exceptional physicians, nurses, and staff deliver clinical excellence and heartfelt compassion to our community,” said Bill Graham, Sequoia Hospital president. “We strive for excellence, and this recognition sets Sequoia apart from other hospitals in our region for 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 five broad categories: outcomes, intermediate outcomes, patient experience, access, and process. 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 recently received. In Fall 2019, Sequoia received its seventh consecutive “A” grade for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group. Additionally, Sequoia received national recognition from Healthgrades for treatment of stroke and heart failure, as well as other Healthgrades awards for services that align with quality measures assessed for the CMS Overall Hospital Rating, such as cardiac surgery.

Learn more about Sequoia Hospital’s awards and accolades at

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. 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 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 learn more, please visit To support programs at Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital, visit the Sequoia Hospital Foundation.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

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