CMS awards PBMC four-star rating for the second year in a row.
For the second year in a row, Peconic Bay Medical Center (PBMC) has received a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the 2022 Five-Star Quality Rating System. CMS, which makes part of the Department of Health and Human Services, created the Five Star Rating System to help consumers identify healthcare facilities by quality measures. These metrics include patient outcomes such as mortality, care safety and readmissions, patient experience and process.
“Peconic Bay Medical Center is proud to once again receive a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,” said Dr. Amy E. Loeb, Executive Director of Peconic Bay Medical Center. “PBMC strives to provide quality healthcare in Eastern Suffolk County. With PBMC’s Care Safety Score nearly 1.5 times higher than the average score provided by CMS, this rating shows the absolute dedication of our team members to providing improved care to our community.
As the largest hospital in Eastern Suffolk County, PBMC’s team of nearly 1,500 professionals work together to meet the full range of health and wellness needs of the community. PBMC offers a growing range of cutting-edge services and resources focused on every stage of life. With the recent announcement of the ER expansion increasing capacity by more than 75% and the opening of Northwell Health’s Shirley Multi-practice facility which will bring specialty services to the region, PBMC continues its mission to widening access to healthcare across East Suffolk County. .
The other six Northwell Health hospitals to receive this recognition were Huntington Hospital with a five-star rating, followed by its four-star hospitals: Glen Cove Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, and the Northern Westchester Hospital at Mount Kisco.