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The 293 Hospitals With 5 Stars From CMS

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Editor | Shield HealthCare
03/15/19  12:30 PM PST
CMS 5-Star Hospital Ratings 2019

Original article by Mackenzie Bean in Beckers Hospital Review | March 7, 2019

CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February 2019, recognizing 293 hospitals with five stars.

CMS’ Hospital Compare website reports on quality measures for more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Here is a breakdown of the updated star ratings:

  1. One star: 282 hospitals
  2. Two stars: 800 hospitals
  3. Three stars: 1,264 hospitals
  4. Four stars: 1,086 hospitals
  5. Five stars: 293 hospitals

The new star ratings come eight months after CMS postponed its July 2018 update for the second consecutive year due to methodology changes. The updated methodology includes removal of measures with statistically negative loadings and a change to how hospital-acquired infection measures are calculated.

Below is a listing of CMS’ five-star hospitals for February, broken down by state, as listed on the Hospital Compare website. To view a list of CMS’ 1-star hospitals for February 2019, click here.


  • Fayette Medical Center
  • Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital (Phenix City)
  • Lakeland Community Hospital (Haleyville)
  • Marion Regional Medical Center (Hamilton)
  • St. Vincent’s St. Clair (Pell City)


  • Alaska Regional Hospital (Anchorage)
  • Fairbanks Memorial Hospital


  • Flagstaff Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix)
  • Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center
  • Verde Valley Medical Center (Cottonwood)


  • Arkansas Heart Hospital (Little Rock)
  • Arkansas Surgical Hospital (North Little Rock)


  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (Oakland)
  • Alvarado Hospital Medical Center (San Diego)
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)
  • Chinese Hospital (San Francisco)
  • Chino Valley Medical Center
  • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
  • East Valley Glendora Hospital (Glendora)
  • Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage)
  • Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital (Santa Barbara)
  • John Muir Medical Center-Concord
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (Burlingame)
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Santa Monica–UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital
  • Scripps Green Hospital (La Jolla)
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Sequoia Hospital (Redwood City)
  • Stanislaus Surgical Hospital (Modesto)
  • St. Jude Medical Center (Fullerton)
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center
  • Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
  • Temecula Valley Hospital


  • Centura Health-Penrose St. Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs)
  • Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (Salida)
  • Medical Center of the Rockies (Loveland)
  • Mercy Regional Medical Center (Durango)
  • Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins)
  • Rose Medical Center (Denv)er)

(Continued on Beckers Hospital Review)

To read the full CMS five-star hospitals list in all states, click here.


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