Chinese Hospital is ranked among the top acute care hospitals in San Francisco, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which has awarded Chinese Hospital with a four-star rating.
The CMS rating system has a maximum five-star score. Chinese Hospital was one of the only two hospitals in San Francisco received a 4-star rating and none of the hospitals in San Francisco has earned a 5-star. CMS rated more than 4,000 hospitals across the nation, with only 890 receiving a 4-star status.
“We are honored to receive a four-star rating from CMS. This recognition indicates the level of commitment our employees have in ensuring our patients receive high-quality care and have a positive experience,” said Dr. Jian Zhang, Chinese Hospital CEO. “I would like to thank all of them for consistently delivering outstanding service to our community despite the challenges brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
CMS developed a star rating system in 2016 to help consumers to make more informed decisions about where to seek hospital-based care. The more stars mean the better a hospital performed on standard measures of quality, including readmission, safety of care, patient experience, and mortality.
“Providing quality care in the safest possible environment is always our highest priority. Therefore, we strive for continuous enhancement of our services and programs,” Dr. Zhang added.
Chinese Hospital also announced that it was recently recognized and certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Stroke is a common cause of death in Asian American populations. In collaboration with UCSF Neurology, Chinese Hospital can now provide 24/7 neurology and stroke care to patients and community, such as the latest diagnosis, treatment and neurology services.
To learn more about CMS’s star rating, visit www.medicare.gov/care-compare.