ADA, OK – Chickasaw Nation Medical Center (CNMC) has been awarded a five-star rating by Becker Hospital Review in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2022. Twice in the past three years, CNMC has received a five-star rating.
“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 top 15.9 % of the nation’s 3,093 hospitals,” Chickasaw said. Nation Lieutenant Governor Chris Anoatubby.
Five key metrics are used when evaluating hospitals for the CMS Global Star Rating, including mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and efficient care. Each category has a measured weight of 22%, except for Fast and Efficient Healing, which measures 12%.
“This national recognition is proof of the strong commitment of our Chickasaw Nation Health Department staff to quality, compassionate and culturally appropriate health care,” said Admiral (Retired) Kevin Meeks, undersecretary of health for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health. “At the Chickasaw Nation Health Department, our patients come first in everything we do.”
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 CMS also provides data to health systems for better care, giving them access to coverage, improving patient health.
Serving all First Americans, the 72-bed CNMC 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 safe, high-quality care that is kind, compassionate and patient-centered,” said Dr. John Krueger, Undersecretary of Medical Staff. /of the quality of the Chickasaw Nation. “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 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, OK. These professional positions include doctors, nurses and support staff. Funding for the long-term endowment was made possible through a joint venture between the Chickasaw Nation and the US Indian Health Service.