Lake Huron Medical Center Earns Five-Star Rating

Lake Huron Medical Center has earned a five-star overall hospital rating by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), placing Lake Huron Medical Center among the top nine percent of hospitals nationwide. 

Lake Huron Medical Center becomes one of only 20 hospitals in Michigan to receive an overall five-star rating by CMS which rose from four stars in the previous annual CMS report.

Jose Kottoor, Chief Executive Officer, Lake Huron Medical Center said, “These ratings reflect the sincere commitment of the doctors, nurses, staff, and hospital to the communities” that the hospital serves.

The overall hospital rating from CMS is based on measured data publicly reported on CMS’ Hospital Compare tool including up to 51 measures across seven aspects of quality, including patient experience and effectiveness of care into a single star rating for each hospital. Participating hospitals reported data to CMS, the federal agency that runs the Medicare program through the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program. Those hospitals were given an overall rating ranging from one to five stars, with five as the highest and four the most common score.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.