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July 2015

River’s Edge receives 4 stars for patient experience

Rivers Edge Hospital recently received a 4 star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hospital Quality Initiative.   The rating is based on survey data on patient experience collected by CMS from all hospitals. The results are compared to others hospitals and each are given a star rating. The more stars, with 5 being the highest equals the better quality of care at the facility.

“The 4-star ranking confirms what our patients are telling us. They have a good experience at River’s Edge,” said George Rohrich, River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic CEO. “The results also show us opportunities to improve patient experience to even higher levels.”

When the star rankings were first released, rural hospitals like River’s Edge Hospital were not included in the rankings. Now all small and large hospitals are rated on the same 11 patient experience measures.

New Ulm Medical Center received 5 stars from CMS as did Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague. Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato received 3 stars.

River’s Edge Hospital was above or at the Minnesota average for 8 of the 11 measures that include highly recommending the hospital to room cleanliness and communication with doctors and nurses.

For more information on the Hospital Compare rankings visit www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.

River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic provides a wide range of healthcare services, combining state-of-the-art technology with compassionate care, collaboration, integrity and stewardship.