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Mount St. Mary's listed as 'Five Star Hospital' by consulting firm

by jmaloni
Fri, Jul 8th 2011 06:20 pm

Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center has been listed as a "Five Star Hospital" and "Community Value 100" in the Cleverly + Associates' 2011 Community Value Index. Mount St. Mary's was evaluated along with thousands of other health care facilities in four key areas: financial viability, costs, charges and quality performance.

"Our team of physicians, nurses and staff work every day to provide the Niagara community with quality services and this rating is a testament to the investment in our facilities and quality of care as well as our financial strength as a health care organization," said Judith A. Maness, president and CEO. "This is the second year Mount St. Mary's has been recognized with this high ranking conducted by an independent rating firm."

Cleverly + Associates is a health care financial consulting firm, specializing in operational benchmarking and performance enhancing strategies. It was the first independent organization to release a nationwide study on hospital community value. The study remains the most comprehensive index dedicated to hospital value assessment. Fundamentally, the CVI suggests that a hospital provides value to a community when it is financially viable, is appropriately reinvesting back into the facility, maintains a low cost structure, has reasonable charges, and provides high quality care to patients.

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