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Prairie Lakes Celebrates Star Rating

Apr 30, 2021 12:00PM ● By Med Editor
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System celebrates with staff, volunteers, physicians, and board members their success in earning a five out of five star facility rating from Hospital Compare, a service of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“Over 800 team members serve the region through their work and volunteerism,” said K.C. DeBoer, President & CEO. “As the independent leader in rural healthcare in this region, I thank every one of our team members for their passion and dedication to deliver quality care for every patient, every time. Prairie Lakes is committed to making a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve, and this rating from CMS shows that our team is providing the best care possible.”

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the overall star rating for hospitals summarizes quality information on important topics, like readmissions and deaths after heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating, between 1 and 5 stars, summarizes a variety of measures across 7 areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. The 7 measure groups include:

·        Mortality

·        Safety of care

·        Readmission

·        Patient experience

·        Effectiveness of care

·        Timeliness of care

·        Efficient use of medical imaging

The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed on an identified set of quality measures compared to other hospitals in the U.S. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures.

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System serves a ten county region in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota with a mission to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve., a service of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.