Community Hospital gets top rating in assessment

Chris Thomas

Community Hospital in Grand Junction received the highest rating in a national assessment of quality and safety standards.

Community Hospital received a five-star quality rating for 2020 in the Hospital Compare assessment by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“Our entire staff has worked tirelessly to achieve this prestigious distinction. By awarding us a five-star quality rating, CMS has recognized our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. Providing high-quality health care for the best value in the market remains a top priority for Community Hospital,” said Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital.

The Hospital Compare assessment rated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven areas of quality. The assessment evaluated patient experience, timely and effective care, unplanned hospital visits, payment and value of care and more. The quality measures reflect common conditions that hospitals treat. Quality scores are based on federal standards as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement and environmental safety. Community Hospital met or exceeded standards in each of the core areas.

“Hospital Compare provides health care consumers a comprehensive tool to research their health care options based on quality data,” Thomas said.