Arkansas Heart Hospital Receives Five-Star Overall Hospital Rating

Arkansas Heart Hospital received the prestigious Five-Star Overall Hospital rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Arkansas Heart Hospital is one of 293 hospitals nationwide and one of two in Arkansas to receive this distinction.

“We are honored by this recognition,” President Drew Jackson said. “Our patients are treated like family from the moment they walk in the door.This distinction is not possible without the dedication, commitment, and hard work of our staff and physicians. Every department, every employee is essential to our organization.Our mission is to provide extraordinary service, this honor reaffirms that commitment,” Jackson said.

The CMS ranks more than 4,500 hospitals throughout the United States. The rating system evaluates hospitals based on seven criteria: patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, efficient use of medical imaging, mortality, safety of care and readmission.

Arkansas Heart Hospital exceeded national averages in several of these categories, including safety of care, patient experience and timeliness of care. The hospital rating is made public to provide patients, families and stakeholders with important information they need to compare hospitals and make informed healthcare decisions. The Star Ratings drive systematic improvements in care and safety as hospitals strive to achieve and maintain high ratings.

Achieving this honor puts Arkansas Heart Hospital in the top 7 percent of hospitals nation wide for patient care.

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