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Published on April 23, 2015

UNC Health Care affiliates ranked highly in first-ever Hospital Compare star ratings

Chatham Hospital is one of only three in North Carolina to receive five stars. Four other UNC Health Care affiliates received four stars. In addition, Becker's Hospital Review named UNC Hospitals as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015.

April 23, 2015

Chatham Hospital, one of eight hospital affiliates that are part of the UNC Health Care System,  is one of only three hospitals in North Carolina to receive five stars in the first-ever Hospital Compare star ratings.

Several other affiliates within UNC Health Care also scored highly. UNC Hospitals, Rex, Johnston and Pardee each received four stars. High Point Regional, Nash and Caldwell received three stars.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a five-star hospital for patient satisfaction," said Robert Enders, President of Chatham Hospital. "Our employees strive to provide the best patient experience possible. As a smaller, rural hospital, we are caring for our friends and neighbors. Patient satisfaction is something we work on every day.”

On April 16, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for the first time introduced star ratings on Hospital Compare, the agency’s public information website, to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver.

The Hospital Compare star ratings relate to patients’ experience of care at almost 3,500 Medicare-certified acute care hospitals. The ratings are based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) measures that are included in Hospital Compare.

Also on April 16, Becker's Hospital Review named UNC Hospitals as one of 100 Great Hospitals in America 2015.

Reviewed by Gray Harris on May 08, 2015

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