An impressive 10 Sutter hospital campuses have earned five stars—the highest ranking possible—in the recent update to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) overall hospital quality star ratings. An additional five hospital campuses in the not-for-profit integrated system have earned four stars. The national average among all rated hospitals is three stars.
William Isenberg, M.D., PhD, Sutter Health’s chief medical and quality officer, attributed the accomplishment in part to Sutter’s integrated approach, which encourages doctors and hospitals to work together to provide patient care that is high quality, equitable and safe.
“Our teamwork is essential to Sutter’s ability to meet the high standards we set for quality and safety, which helps shape the entire patient experience,” he said.
Taken together, 71% of Sutter hospital campuses received a rating of four or five stars, with an average performance of four stars across the system.
“This is a tremendous acknowledgement of our teams’ commitment to our patients, their families and the communities we serve,” Dr. Isenberg said.
The five-star hospitals in the Sutter Health system in Northern California include:
- Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital
- Sutter California Pacific Medical Center, Mission Bernal campus
- Sutter Davis Hospital
- Sutter Eden Medical Center
- Sutter Lakeside Hospital
- Sutter Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
- Sutter Novato Community Hospital
- Sutter Roseville Medical Center
- Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
- Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
The four-star hospitals in the Sutter Health system in Northern California include:
- Sutter Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Summit campus
- Sutter Amador Hospital
- Sutter California Pacific Medical Center, Van Ness campus
- Sutter Delta Medical Center
- Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
The CMS methodology assigns each hospital between one and five stars, reflecting a hospital’s overall performance based on selected quality measures, including readmission rates, mortality, safety of care, effectiveness of care and patient experience. The primary objective of the star ratings program is to summarize information in a way that is useful and easy to interpret for patients and consumers.
For more information on the ratings or methodology, please visit Hospital Compare.