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Whittier Hospital Medical Center receives a Five-Star rating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2020

Whittier Hospital is among just 7% of hospitals nationwide to receive Five Stars—the highest possible score—out of more than 4,500 Medicare-certified hospitals rated.

The Overall Hospital Rating summarizes a variety of measures across seven areas of quality into a single rating: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience, Effectiveness of Care, Timeliness of Care, and Efficient Use of Medical Imaging.

“We are honored to be recognized by CMS as one of the top hospitals nationwide. This achievement is due to our staff and physician’s dedication and commitment to our core values – Quality Care, Teamwork, Community, Diversity, and Compassion” said Richard Castro, Whittier Hospital’s CEO. “We could not have earned this top rating without them.” WHMC was also recently awarded a Grade A by Leapfrog for patient safety last Spring 2021.

Hospital Compare (www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare), a consumer – oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide recommended care to their patients, was created through Medicare and Hospital Quality Alliance. The website provides information to the public on how hospitals deliver care and encourages hospitals to improve the quality of their care. The data from the existing measures on Hospital Compare, quality ratings is summarized for each hospital to allow users to easily compare hospitals.

About Whittier Hospital Medical Center

Whittier Hospital Medical Center is a 178-bed acute care hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission, with a medical staff of approximately 500 physicians representing more than 40 specialties. Being part of the community has been an important goal throughout the years, and with your help and loyalty we can continue to provide health services that you can depend on. For more information visit: whittierhospital.com.

To learn more about Whittier Hospital Medical Center, visit www.whittierhospital.com

or call (56) 464-6347.

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