Mayo Clinic Health System receives top honors for patient care

La Crosse, Rochester Mayo Clinics receive high rankings in new report
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (WKBT)- Thirteen hospitals across Mayo Clinic received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Overall Hospital Quality, including Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

Six of the 13 hospitals earned five stars, which is the best score possible. One of those to receive a five star rating is Mayo Clinic Health System.

“High quality and safe care of our patients is a top priority for Mayo Clinic Health System,” says Paul Mueller, M.D., regional vice president, Southwest Wisconsin region, Mayo Clinic Health System. “We are pleased that our hospital in La Crosse has repeatedly received the top 5 star score from CMS for quality. Notably, we also recently received an A grade—the top grade—from Leapfrog for safety. These scores reflect the tireless dedication of our outstanding and amazing staff.”

The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality in a single score. Star ratings are assigned based on a hospital’s composite score of 51 quality metrics from Inpatient and Outpatient Quality Reporting programs.

“Congratulations to all Mayo Clinic hospitals that received excellent CMS Star ratings,” says Henry Ting, M.D., chief value officer, Mayo Clinic. “This award reflects the very best of Mayo Clinic’s total commitment to patient care, the extraordinary depth and breadth of Mayo’s medical practice, and the remarkable impact that each and every Mayo Clinic employee makes, every day.”

“We’re so proud of the commitment our staff have to providing the best care to our patients across all of our communities, and the CMS Overall Hospital Quality ratings offer one recognition of the hard work of so many every day,” says Bobbie Gostout, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Health System. “All ten of our health system locations that meet ratings criteria ranked above the national average and received four and five stars, with our hospitals in Eau Claire, La Crosse and Menomonie, Wisconsin, receiving the top rank of five stars.”