WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital receives one of the top rankings in the United States for patient experience

BUCKHANNON —  WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon has received one of the top rankings in the United States for patient experience. 

The five-star rating received is the highest rating possible, something that very few hospitals nationwide achieve.  The rating is according to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The data comes from CMS’s Hospital Compare which displays hospital performance data in a consistent, unified manner.  The survey is based on 10 patient experience domains, which include: Nurse communication, Physician communication, Responsiveness of hospital staff, Communication about medications, Discharge information, Transitions of care, Cleanliness of hospital environment, Quietness of hospital environment, Overall hospital rating and the Likelihood to recommend the hospital to others.

Skip Gjolberg, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, expressed, “Our hospital achieving this top ranking fills me with immense pride. This recognition owes its existence to the unwavering commitment of each and every member of our hospital staff. It undeniably underscores that delivering the highest quality of patient care requires the collective effort of our entire team.”

For more information, go to www.medicare.gov/care–compare.

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