Baptist Health Care Hospitals Score High in Latest Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating data, and Baptist Health Care hospitals earned top ratings among area hospitals.

CMS awarded Gulf Breeze Hospital with its second consecutive five-star rating, and Baptist Hospital and Jay Hospital were awarded four-star ratings, respectively. Gulf Breeze Hospital was the only area five-star rated hospital, and one of five hospitals in the state of Florida to earn top marks.

Hospitals were assessed on measures for which they submit data and include patient experience, timely and effective care, complications, readmissions, use of medical imaging and value of care.

The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating is designed to help individuals, their family members and caregivers compare the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country.

Hospital Compare data (last updated October 31, 2018):

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Cardiology Consultants ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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