The Medicare quality data presented below is derived from the www.cms.gov hospital compare data. The star ratings and all data on Hospital Compare are provided as a service to the public and are not intended to grant rights or impose obligations. Star ratings are limited in scope to the data sources they are derived from. The Hospital Compare overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures across 7 areas of quality into a single rating for each hospital. The 7 group of measures include: mortality, safety of care, readmission, Patient experience, timeliness of care, effectiveness of care and effective use of imaging.
Safety of care
Survival (Lower Mortality)
Staying out of Hospital after treatment
Timeliness of care
Effectiveness of care
Efficient use of imaging
Above national average
Same as national average
Below national average
Patient Experience (HCHAPS) data from Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), along with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), developed the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Survey, also known as Hospital CAHPS®, to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care. CMS cleans, adjusts and analyzes the data, then publicly reports the results. The HCAHPS survey is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge; the survey isn't restricted to Medicare beneficiaries. Hospital Compare currently reports results for the categories listed below.
PATIENT REVIEWS OF PROVIDENCE ALASKA MEDICAL CENTER