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Two Duke University Health System Hospitals Awarded Five Stars by CMS


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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital have both achieved five stars, the highest rating, through the Overall Hospital Star Ratings program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Duke Raleigh Hospital and Duke Regional are two of only three hospitals in the Triangle and two of only 13 hospitals in North Carolina to achieve this five-star rating. In addition, CMS awarded four stars to Duke University Hospital.

“This is the second year in a row that Duke Regional has been awarded five stars from CMS,” said Katie Galbraith, president of Duke Regional Hospital. “This reflects how our entire team strives every day to be the best community hospital and deliver the very best care to our patients and their loved ones.”

“Receiving a five-star rating, the highest possible from CMS, recognizes our teams’ dedication to excellence in all that we do,” said David Zaas, M.D. president of Duke Raleigh Hospital. “I am proud of our teams’ dedication to delivering an unparalleled patient experience for members of our community during what is often the toughest time patients and their families must go through.” 

CMS created the overall hospital rating program to help patients and their loved ones compare hospitals locally and nationwide. The ratings system takes into account up to 51 of the more than 100 measures reported on Hospital Compare, a quality-of-care database that includes more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals. Through the program, the most commonly awarded overall hospital rating is three or four stars.

The system uses hospital data to measure mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging.

View Duke Raleigh Hospital’s and Duke Regional Hospital’s five-star rating on the Hospital Compare website.  

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