The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has designated Door County Medical Center (DCMC) as a Five Star Hospital for the 2nd year in a row. CMS currently recognizes 407 hospitals nationwide with five stars. This designation places Door County Medical Center in the top 9 percent of all hospitals in the country.
“Door County Medical Center is proud to share this outstanding achievement with the community we serve. As rural health care providers, we are always looking for ways to improve access to the very best medical services and care— right here at home,” said DCMC CEO and president Brian Stephens.
The overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures on the CMS online tool, Hospital Compare, reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. Hospitals may perform more complex services or procedures not reflected in the measures on Hospital Compare. The overall hospital rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.
CMS' assigned star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven areas of quality. This year:
- 228 hospitals received one star
- 710 hospitals received two stars
- 1,191 hospitals received three stars
- 1,136 hospitals received four stars
- 407 hospitals received five stars
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is a federal agency in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and health insurance portability standards.