All three RUSH hospitals again received high ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which released its new evaluations of U.S. hospitals today. RUSH University Medical Center and RUSH Oak Park Hospital maintained their five-star ratings, the highest possible, and RUSH Copley Medical Center retained its four-star rating while improving its overall score.
The CMS ratings are widely considered a key indicator of quality, and five stars indicate the highest quality of care, most positive outcomes and a patient experience that only a small fraction of hospitals demonstrate.
In addition to the CMS ratings, RUSH hospitals regularly score high or at the very top of other important assessments of the quality of their care, such as Vizient rankings — which place RUSH University Medical Center among the top two on a list of 101 major U.S. academic medical centers — and Magnet designation, which all three RUSH hospitals have. This week, RUSH was ranked among the nation’s top 20 hospitals in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
“This honor is a credit to every RUSH employee,” said Dr. Omar Lateef, president and CEO of RUSH and RUSH University Medical Center. “Undoubtedly, these last few years have been the most challenging ever for people who work in health care. Our team continues to shine, displaying extraordinary commitment and excellence.”
“This rating is a testament to our commitment to excellence in care,” said John Diederich, MA, MBA, FACHE, president and CEO of RUSH Copley Medical Center. “We continually strive to provide the best experience and outcome possible for our patients. This rating reaffirms that our community can count on RUSH Copley for high-quality, compassionate care.”
“It’s always an honor to be recognized with a five-star rating from CMS. It’s a direct result of the commitment of our health care staff to deliver quality and compassionate care every day,” said Dino Rumoro, DO, MPH, FACEP, president and CEO of RUSH Oak Park Hospital. “This being our third consecutive five-star rating shows the dedication our staff has for our patients, even throughout one of the most trying times in the health care industry.”
The star ratings are based on data hospitals report to CMS about mortality, safety of care, readmissions, patient experience, and effectiveness and timeliness of care. The new ratings are the first updates since April 2021 and reflect the participation on a Technical Experts Panel by experts from the RUSH Center for Quality, Safety and Value Analytics. More information about the ratings methodology is available on the CMS website.
Consumers can find more information about each hospital's ratings and compare ratings using Medicare's website.