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Only 20% of hospitals nationwide received four stars.

Paradise Valley Hospital achieved four stars in the new government “Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings,” which were released July 27, 2016, on the Hospital Compare website. Only about 20% of hospitals nationwide received four stars, with the bulk of the hospitals receiving three stars.

The Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings, which Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) describes as “a consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide care to their patients, which can help consumers make informed decisions about their healthcare.”

“Paradise Valley Hospital has a culture that focuses on patient outcomes and effectiveness of care,” said Paradise Valley Administrator Neerav Jadeja. “Engaging leadership, physicians and staff in creating a culture of service toward our patients and their loved ones has resulted in our achieving four stars, as well as being named among the top 5% in the nation for patient safety by Healthgrades.”

The overall rating summarizes up to 64 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia, well as measures that focus on hospital-acquired infections, such as catheter-associated urinary tract infections. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S. Hospital ratings range from one to five stars; the better the hospital performs, the more stars it receives.

The methodology uses a statistical model known as a latent variable model. Seven different latent variable models are used to calculate scores for seven groups of measures:

  • Mortality
  • Safety of Care
  • Readmissions
  • Patient Experience
  • Effectiveness of Care
  • Timeliness of Care
  • Efficient Use of Medical Imaging

To see the results for all hospitals and learn more about the methodology, click here.