In Connecticut nine hospitals, including Yale New Haven Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and Sharon Hospital, received an overall 4-star rating, new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) show.
But six hospitals – Bridgeport Hospital, Griffin Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, Manchester Memorial Hospital, Waterbury Hospital and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital – received the lowest overall rating of 1 star.
The overall ratings summarize a variety of care measures that hospitals treat patients for, such as heart attacks, pneumonia and infections, and show how well each hospital performs on average compared to other hospitals in the country, according to CMS’ website.
None of the state’s 28 hospitals received CMS’ highest rating of 5 stars.
How did your local hospital perform in this round? Check out C-HIT’s newly posted database that includes information on how patients’ view their hospitals, timely and effective care and rates of readmissions and complications. View your hospital’s ratings here.