AAMC & HRHC Receive 5 Star rating
Abbeville Area Medical Center was one of only four hospitals in South Carolina to receive a five-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Patewood Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Greer Memorial Hospital and Mount Pleasant Hospital near Charleston were the three other hospitals in the state that were recognized. Only 245 of the 3,500 hospitals rated nationwide received the five-star rating.
Abbeville Area Medical Center’s home health agency, Health Related Home Care, also received a five-star rating from CMS.
The hospital star ratings are based on an average of hospitals’ performance on 11 publicly reported patient measures in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. The HCAHPS survey is a standardized survey that measure patients’ perception of their hospital care. Questions include information about patient evaluations of hospital staff responsiveness, care transitions, how well information about medications is communicated and cleanliness and quietness of the facility.
Home Health agencies are evaluated on nine process and outcome quality measures that are reported to CMS. Reporting areas include timeliness of the patient receiving care, medication education, improvement in the patient’s level of pain and ability to move and reduction in admissions of the patient to the hospital.
“It is our goal at AAMC and Health Related Home Care to provide quality, compassionate care to our patients,” stated Rich Osmus, AAMC CEO. “We are very honored that both our hospital and home health agency have been recognized with a five-star rating.”