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Three CHI Health Hospitals in the top 10% of hospitals

At a time when diabetes, obesity and heart issues dominate the headlines, you and your family need access to the very highest quality of care. You can find that excellent care at CHI Health Mercy Council BluffsCHI Health Midlands and CHI Health Nebraska Heart in Lincoln. All three have been recognized as a Five-Star Overall Hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

This is the highest quality rating CMS grants to hospitals nationwide. Only 407 out of 4,586 hospitals receive this honor.

When rating hospitals, CMS looks at inpatient and outpatient data for a number of areas, including cardiac surgery, treatment of heart failure and treatment of stroke. Almost 60 quality measures in the following seven areas are studied: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.

“This honor recognizes the passion, expertise, dedication and compassionate care of our great people,” said Midlands President Kevin Miller.

“It acknowledges our excellent outcomes – nothing makes us happier than seeing our patients return to living life at its fullest with family and friends,” said Mercy President Ann Schumacher.