Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Give Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Five-Star Rating

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Chickasaw Nation Medical Center received a five-star rating from a health care industry publication, establishing it as one of an elite group of national hospitals.

The monthly publication, Becker’s Hospital Review, has published the elite review in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings (Overall Star Rating) for 2022. Twice in the past three years, the center medical received the highest five-star rating.

“We are committed to providing quality health care and are thrilled that our Chickasaw Nation Medical Center received a five-star rating for 2022 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, placing us in the top 15.9% of 3,093 hospitals nationwide,” the lieutenant governor said. said Chris Anoatubby.

According to CMS.gov website, the Overall Star Rating summarizes a variety of measures across five quality areas into a single star rating for each hospital. Once the reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s overall star rating is calculated using only the metrics for which data is available.

Five key metrics are used when evaluating hospitals for CMS’s overall star rating. They include mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. Each category has a measured weight of 22%, except for Fast and Efficient Healing, which measures 12%.

“This national recognition is proof of our Chickasaw Nation Health Department staff’s strong commitment to quality, compassionate and culturally appropriate health care,” said Kevin Meeks, Undersecretary at the Health from the Chickasaw Nation Health Department. “At the Chickasaw Nation Health Department, our patients come first in everything we do.”

CMS is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The federal agency administers the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance programs, as well as the federally facilitated marketplace. The CMS also provides data to healthcare systems for better care, giving it access to coverage, improving patient health.

About Chickasaw Nation Medical Center

Serving all First Americans, the 72-bed Chickasaw Nation Medical Center includes a level three emergency department, numerous specialty clinics, an ambulatory care facility, diagnostic imaging center, women’s health center , as well as many tribal health programs.

“The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health is committed to ensuring patients receive safe, high-quality care that is kind, compassionate, and patient-centered,” said the Under Secretary of Medical Personnel/Quality of the Chickasaw Nation, Dr. John Krueger. “This recognition by CMS validates the work of our incredible staff and the execution of Governor and Lieutenant Governor Anoatubby’s vision to develop world-class, high-quality healthcare.

The Chickasaw Nation’s investment of more than $150 million to build the medical center has improved access to health care and created hundreds of additional jobs in Ada, Okla. These professional positions include doctors, nurses and support staff. Funding for the long-term endowment was made possible through a joint venture between the Chickasaw Nation and the US Indian Health Service.

Located on 230 acres just south of Ada, the medical center incorporates site beauty and local ecology into its design. The architectural design and building materials reflect Chickasaw culture and a strong connection to the natural environment. Long and slender in design, the building parallels an expansive meadow with magnificent views of a hill and creek bed.

According to Page Architects Southerland Page, Inc., the conceptual heart of the medical center is the “downtown”. This three-story, sky-lit open space adjoining the cafe serves as a social, educational and event space between the hospital and clinics.
From the ‘town centre’ the public spaces open directly onto the meadow with pathways and paths leading through the larger site. Attention to the healing process focuses not only on the patients, but also on the families and people who visit the patients.

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