Wentworth-Douglass only Seacoast hospital with five-star CMS rating
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DOVER—Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is among just 455 hospitals nationwide, and the only one on the Seacoast, to receive a five-star rating in the most recent 2021 ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Just 455 of the more than 3,200 hospitals included in the rankings received five stars.
The only other hospitals in New Hampshire with five-star ratings were Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon and Concord Hospital.
The Overall Hospital Quality Star rating (overall star rating) summarizes a variety of measures across five areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. The rating system assigns stars based on an average of 37 measures in the following five categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.
Only hospitals that have at least three measures within three measure groups with at least one of those groups being Mortality or Safety of Care, are eligible for an overall star rating.
About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (wdhospital.org) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit charitable health care organization located in Dover, New Hampshire with a 115-year history of compassionate care and innovation. A member of the Mass General Brigham system, Wentworth-Douglass is strategically located in the heart of the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine, which it has served since 1906. The organization is a family of more than 3,500 employees, including more than 400 physicians and advanced practice providers dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of the region’s residents and visitors. The organization includes a 178-bed hospital, more than 30 primary and specialty provider practices and clinic sites, multiple express and prompt care facilities, an ambulatory surgery center, several medical office buildings, The Works Family Health and Fitness Center, and the Wentworth-Douglass Foundation.