Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System Receives 5 Stars CMS Quality Rating

KTUL - August 1, 2023 6:24 am

An aerial view of Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System's new clinic. (Courtesy Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System)

On Friday, July 28, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System announced that it received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This is the first time CMS has included VA facilities in their annual Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.

The CMS uses 5 categories which include mortality, the safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timely and effective care to award a quality rating for each hospital. The more stars (out of 5), the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures.

A small percentage of hospitals across the country receive an overall five-star rating.

“Our job at VA is to deliver the best possible care to every Veteran who walks through our doors,” said VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Shereef Elnahal. “While we’re very proud of these findings, there is still work to do. We will study these results, learn from them, and continue to improve until we’re delivering world-class care to every Veteran, every time.”


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