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CentraState Earns Best Value Hospital Designation

By |2018-05-07T11:31:36-04:00July 2nd, 2015|

CentraState Earns Best Value Hospital Designation

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP — CentraState Medical Center was recently recognized by Verras Healthcare International as being one of New Jersey’s top ten “Best Value Hospitals” for 2014 in the category of 250+ beds.

The recognition tracks three years of trended medical outcomes using six universally accepted metrics of quality and cost efficiency, which are quality measures also used by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

The award given to top hospitals in the 10 most populous states looked at the following six performance measures:

  • National Quality Measures– A composite score of 24 National Hospital Quality Measures and 10 Hospital Assessment of Providers and Systems patient satisfaction survey (HCAHPS).
  • Resource Consumption- The hospital’s use of resources monitored on charges for the five major diagnostic categories.
  • Reduction in Variation- The hospital’s reduction in charge variation for its five major diagnostic categories
  • Readmission Rates- A composite score of 30-day readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia.
  • Mortality- A composite score of nine mortality indicators for the top five major diagnostic categories and the 30-day mortality rate following a hospital stay.
  • Morbidity- A score measuring a hospital’s complications based on length of stay for the most common diagnoses.

Verras’ Clinical Variation Solution has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association. “Today there are numerous organizations judging the quality and value of healthcare organizations, making it confusing for consumers to understand and appreciate,” explains John Gribbin, president/CEO of CentraState Healthcare System. “The metrics used by Verras are in line with valid measurements used by the federal government to measure not only quality and safety standards in the delivery of care, but perhaps more importantly, the actual value of the care patients receive. More and more, healthcare organizations are being held accountable for providing value (quality and cost) outcomes, making this recognition meaningful for our community. Along with our recent reaccreditation of Magnet status for our nursing care, this recognition tells our patients and our communities that CentraState offers a high level of quality care, delivered with efficiency.”

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.


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