West Michigan home to 2 perfect-scoring hospitals according to federal study

Posted at 11:35 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 23:35:48-04

WEST MICHIGAN — West Michigan is home to 2 of only 4 hospitals in the state to receive perfect scores, according to a new ratings system.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) looked at Michigan’s 111 hospitals and judged them based on 64 criteria, some notable ones including re-admission rates, overuse of diagnostic testing, and complications after surgery. Four in the state were given perfect 5-star ratings.

In West Michigan, those hospitals were Holland Community Hospital in Holland and Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall.

Most hospitals in the state scored three-stars or less.

CMS is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.