CMS Compare

EvergreenHealth Medical Center earned a 5-star rating in the 2019 Hospital Compare overall quality systems rankings conducted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

EvergreenHealth was one of just 293 hospitals nationwide—and one of two within the Puget Sound region—to  receive the 5-star designation

Achieving a five-star rating represents EvergreenHealth’s high scores across a range of quality measures.

CMS’ Hospital Compare tool evaluates quality measures in seven key areas to calculate overall ratings for qualifying hospitals, including:

  • patient outcomes data such as mortality, safety of care, readmission
  • efficient use of medical imaging
  • direct patient feedback on patient experience, effectiveness and timeliness of care

For example, 82 percent of patients reported that their EvergreenHealth physicians always communicated well, and the time patients spent waiting in the emergency department before being admitted to the hospital as an inpatient was measured to be one hour less than the state average.

The overall hospital rating ranges from one to five stars, with more stars reflecting higher performance.

Hospital Compare's aim is to help improve hospitals’ quality of care through easy-to-understand data on hospital performance, and quality information from patient perspectives.