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PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Medical Center earned a hospital quality and safety rating of five stars in the latest analysis by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Five out of five stars, the highest rating possible, was shared by only 337 of the 3,692 hospitals surveyed nationwide.
“This five-star rating is the result of our focused commitment to building an overall culture of patient-centeredness and safety,” said MMC President and CEO Rich Petersen. “This work reflects the total efforts of our entire organization – from front line care teams to the staff most patients will never see but who truly make a difference. We all play a role in providing safe and high-quality care, and I’m extremely proud of the recognition our entire team has deservedly earned.”
MMC is also one of only 25 teaching hospitals in the U.S. to earn a five-star rating.
The star rating comprises 57 CMS measures in seven categories. The analysis by the federal government – known broadly as Hospital Compare – has become an important resource for patients, consumers and other quality rating systems such as Leapfrog.
“Our patients and their families rely on us to provide the highest quality and safest care possible,” said Dr. Omar Hasan, MBBS, Senior Vice President & Chief Quality and Safety Officer. “Everyone at Maine Medical Center takes great pride in going above and beyond that commitment in a thoughtful, compassionate and collaborative way.”
Learn more about Maine Medical Center’s quality of care at MMC.org/Quality.
More information about the hospital stars rating can be found at the Hospital Compare website at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.
About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for 2017-2018, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing nearly 8,700 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.
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