JTDMH gets five stars

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ST. MARYS — Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys is the only area hospital to have received a five-star rating by Hospital Compare.

Hospital Compare is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid consumer-oriented website that provides information on how well hospitals provide care to their patients. The ratings are a composite metric of one to five stars, with five being the best. They convey the overall quality of nearly 4,000 hospitals in the U.S.

The overall rating summarizes 57 quality measures by Hospital Compare reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, including heart attack, pneumonia, surgery and other conditions. Compare also includes information on aspects of quality, including rates of infections and complications and patients’ experiences, based on survey results. The overall rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in the region to receive this highest ranking for the 2017 year. It is the only five-star rated hospital in the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association.

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