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Lake Huron Medical Center Provides St. Clair County with Five-Star CMS Rated Care

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Lake Huron Medical Center Provides St. Clair County with Five-Star CMS Rated Care

Lake Huron Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, has once again earned the coveted five-star overall hospital rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), placing it among the top nine percent of hospitals nationwide for quality patient care.

Lake Huron Medical Center is one of only 21 hospitals in Michigan to receive an overall five-star rating by CMS and is the only hospital in St. Clair County to receive top ratings. This is the second consecutive year that Lake Huron Medical Center has received the prestigious five-star rating by CMS.

“The Five Star rating reflects the sincere commitment and long-term dedication of our doctors, nurses, staff and hospital to the communities that we serve,” said Jose Kottoor, CEO of Lake Huron Medical Center. “We are honored that LHMC has continually been recognized among the best in the nation for our relentless commitment to high quality, patient-centered care.”

This overall hospital rating is based on data that is publicly reported on CMS’ Hospital Compare tool (medicare.gov/hospitalcompare). The Overall Star Rating reflects upon 50+ measures across five aspects of quality care, including: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience, and Timely and Effective Care. The CMS rating allows consistent comparisons to each hospital’s overall performances on average compared to other hospitals in the U.S. in treating common conditions such as heart attack or pneumonia. Hospitals are given an overall rating ranging from one to five stars, with five as the highest and three as the most common score. Lake Huron Medical Center once again earned five stars and is ranked in the top six percent, according to the latest reports.

Lake Huron Medical Center credits this achievement to their commitment to providing compassionate patient care that focuses on patient safety. “A five-star rating is a high achievement since Lake Huron Medical Center performs cares for patients with multiple acute and chronic medical conditions,” continued Kottoor. “Our physicians and staff follow evidenced based practices and nationally accepted guidelines that are proven to promote better patient outcomes.”