Five stars for Fairview Southdale Hospital means quality care for patients

FPA_CMS_BadgeMay 2018

A recent top quality score from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) means that primary and specialty care providers can be confident when referring patients to Fairview Southdale Hospital for care.

Fairview Southdale is the only hospital in the Twin Cities to receive 5 stars—the highest rating in a recent quality report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Part of the U.S. Department of Human Services, CMS has used a star rating system since 2016 to help consumers make informed hospital choices based on quality measurements.

View CMS’s most recent star ratings on Hospital Compare and enter Edina, Minnesota to see Fairview Southdale.

CMS uses 57 quality metrics to determine a hospital’s star rating, most heavily weighing scores for patient safety, mortality, readmission rates and patient experience. Of more than 4,000 hospitals reviewed for the latest rating list, just 337 received the 5 stars, putting Fairview Southdale Hospital among the top 7 percent of hospitals nationwide.

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