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Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Earns Five-Star Rating

ADA, Okla. (KXII) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded Chickasaw Nation Medical Center five stars in the Overall Hospital Quality Ranking.

According to Wednesday’s press release, CNMC was given a five-star rating by an industry publication, establishing it as one of an elite group of national hospitals. The monthly publication, Becker’s Hospital Review, published the review in the CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings (Overall Star Rating) for 2022. They claimed CNMC had received a perfect five-star rating twice in the last three years.

“We are committed to providing quality health care and are thrilled that our Chickasaw Nation Medical Center received a five-star rating for 2022 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, placing us in the 15.9% of 3,093 hospitals nationwide,” Chickasaw Nation Lt. Gov. Chris Anoatubby said.

According to CMS.gov website, the Overall Star Rating summarizes a variety of measures across five quality areas into a single star rating for each hospital. Once the reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s overall star rating is supposed to be calculated using only those metrics for which data is available.

The press release mentions that five key metrics are used when evaluating hospitals for CMS’s overall star rating, namely mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and prompt and timely care. efficient. The statement explains that each category has a measured weight of 22%, with the exception of fast and effective care, which measures 12%.

“This national recognition is proof of the strong commitment of the staff of the Chickasaw Nation Health Department to quality, compassionate and culturally appropriate health care. At the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health, our patients come first in everything we do,” said Admiral (Retired) Kevin Meeks, Assistant Secretary of Health for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health. .

CMS is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The federal agency administers the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance programs, as well as the federally facilitated marketplace.

The press release reported that the CMS provides data to healthcare systems for better care, giving them access to coverage, improving patient health.

About Chickasaw Nation Medical Center

Serving all First Americans, the 72-bed hospital includes a level three emergency department, numerous specialty clinics, an ambulatory care facility, a diagnostic imaging center, a women’s health center, as well as many tribal health programs.

“The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health is committed to ensuring patients receive high-quality, safe, kind, compassionate and patient-centered care,” said the nation’s Undersecretary of Medical/Quality Personnel. Chickasaw, Dr. John Krueger. “This recognition by CMS validates the work of our incredible staff and the execution of Governor and Lieutenant Governor Anoatubby’s vision to develop world-class, high-quality healthcare.

The Chickasaw Nation’s reported investment of more than $150 million in the construction of CNMC has improved access to health care and created hundreds of additional jobs in Ada, Oklahoma. These positions include doctors, nurses and support staff. Members said funding for the long-term endowment was made possible through a joint venture between the Chickasaw Nation and the US Indian Health Service.

Located on 230 acres just south of Ada, Oklahoma, CNMC is said to incorporate site and local ecology into its design. The architectural design and building materials are said to reflect Chickasaw culture and a strong connection to the natural environment. Long and slender in design, the building parallels a wide meadow with views of a hill and the bed of a stream.

According to Page Architects Southerland Page, Inc., the conceptual heart of CNMC is the “downtown”. This three-story, sky-lit open space adjoining the cafe serves as a social, educational and event space between the hospital and clinics.

From the ‘town centre’ the public spaces open directly onto the grassland with pathways and paths leading through the larger site. Attention to the healing process focuses not only on the patients, but also on the families and people who visit the patients.

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