For the fourth consecutive reporting period, Mount Nittany Medical Center has been recognized with a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System. This is the highest rating given by the CMS. The average rating nationally is 3 out of 5 stars. Mount Nittany Health also had 5-star ratings in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
"This is an incredible accomplishment. Achieving a 5-star rating year after year is truly a team effort, and it’s only possible thanks to the hard work of the dedicated physicians, nurses, and staff across Mount Nittany Health who are committed to providing exceptional care to our community,” said Kathleen Rhine, president and CEO, Mount Nittany Health.
The CMS’ overall star rating summarizes a variety of measures of quality including, safety of care, readmission rates, patient experience, and timeliness and effectiveness of care. The CMS ratings are used to show how well each hospital performed on these quality measures compared to other hospitals in the U.S.
“The rating system is designed to help patients select a provider, and the ratings show the high quality of care patients consistently find at Mount Nittany Health,” said Upendra Thaker, MD, FIPP, chief medical officer, Mount Nittany Health. “I’m very pleased our medical center is included on this elite list.”
In the last year, the Medical Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for quality care and patient safety. It was named a “World’s Best Hospital 2021” by Newsweek, and among the Best Hospitals for Maternity by U.S. News and World Report. The Medical Center was also recognized by the American Health Association/American Stroke Association with the Stroke Gold Plus Award and Stroke Elite, and it was recognized for Cardiovascular Excellence.
Mount Nittany Health takes pride in the excellence of care provided to our patients and our community, and is the region’s leading primary care provider, with convenient access to specialized care.