Community Hospital earns top rating in quality assessment

Chris Thomas

Community Hospital in Grand Junction has once again received a 5-star rating in a nationwide evaluation based on seven areas of quality.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded Community Hospital the maximum 5-star rating in 2020 and again in 2021.

“Our entire staff has worked tirelessly to achieve a 5-star quality rating from CMS for the second year in a row,” said Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital. 

“To receive a CMS 5-star quality rating for a single year is a huge accomplishment. But receiving it two years in a row underscores our unwavering commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community,” Thomas said. “Providing high-quality health care for the best value in the market remains a top priority for Community Hospital.”

Community Hospital is one of only 455 hospitals nationwide to receive a 5-star rating, including 16 in Colorado and three on the Western Slope.

The evaluation is based on data in the areas of patient experience, timely and effective care, unplanned hospital visits, payment and value of care. The measures reflect common conditions hospitals treat. Scores are based on recognized national standards for environmental safety, quality improvement and patient safety. Community Hospital met or exceeded standards in each of the core areas. 

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