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BCH Receives 5-Star Award

August 2, 2023

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Boone County Hospital is excited to announce they have received a 5-star rating from CMS.  CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2023, awarding 483 U.S. hospitals with a rating of five stars as of July 26. 

The hospitals that received five-stars in Iowa are:

  • Boone County Hospital 

  • VA Central Iowa Healthcare System (Des Moines)

  • St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids)

  • Iowa City VA Medical Center 

  • MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center

  • Finley Hospital (Dubuque)

  • Lakes Regional Healthcare (Spirit Lake)

  • Waverly Health Center 

CMS assigns star ratings to U.S. hospitals annually based on 46 hospital quality measures.  These are divided into five quality categories: safety of care, mortality, patient experience, readmission rates and timely and effective care.  Data reporting periods range from July 2018 to March 2022, depending on the measure.

“We are very excited and honored to receive a 5-Star rating from CMS,” says Mikaela Kienitz, CEO of Boone County Hospital.  “This award demonstrates the high quality of care we provide at Boone County Hospital.  It shows how much we care about our patients and their outcomes.  I am extremely proud of and grateful for the team of individuals who work here and their commitment and dedication to patient care.  We believe we have worked hard to earn the confidence of our community and achieving this type of recognition from CMS, when ranked against other hospitals, continues to support the fact that excellent care is available right here in Boone.  We will be celebrating this honor with our staff at a “star-studded” celebration in mid-August.”

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