Not A 5 Star Hospital To Be Found Here


Established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), QualityNet provides healthcare reporting tools, include their latest ratings for Overall Hospital Quality. They measured over 64 qualities, include measures for routine care given to the average patient at the hospital, to generate a single summary score. Their goal is to give consumers a way to make decisions on where to receive care.

Several of our local hospitals received below average marks. The ratings are reflected on a five-star scale with five being the highest.

UPMC hospitals:
UPMC East – Four stars
UPMC Northwest – Four stars
UPMC Passavant – Four stars
UPMC St. Margaret – Four stars
UPMC McKeesport – Three stars
Magee Women’s Hospital – Three stars
UPMC Mercy – Two stars
UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside – Two stars

Allegheny Health Network hospitals:
Jefferson Hospital – Four stars
Allegheny Valley Hospital – Three stars
Forbes Hospital – Three stars
West Penn Hospital – Three stars
Canonsburg General Hospital – Two stars
Allegheny General Hospital – One star

For a complete list of the measures included in their report, visit their website here and to compare the hospitals closest to you go here.

Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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