Phelps Hospital, Northwell Health has received a prestigious four-star rating for the third consecutive year from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in its Care Compare guide. Phelps is one of only two hospitals in Westchester and Rockland counties to receive four stars from CMS.
“We are very proud to earn four stars from CMS for three years in a row, especially during 2020 when conditions were so difficult and staff were on overload,” said Phelps Executive Director Eileen Egan, RN, Esq. “Even in the most challenging times, our staff remain dedicated to quality patient care and that commitment shows!”
The CMS star rating summarizes how well hospitals nationwide performed on an identified set of quality measures. The overall rating, between one and five stars, synthesizes a variety of measures across seven areas of quality into a single star rating. These measure groups include mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.
“Every day our staff come to the hospital prepared to deliver the highest quality care in a comforting and compassionate environment,” said Phelps Deputy Executive Director Tracy Feiertag, MS, DHA. “Maintaining this level of performance for three straight years is something we are all very proud of. We continue to set the bar higher each day so that our community feels comfortable coming to Phelps for care during this otherwise difficult and scary time.”
For more information or to access the CMS Care Compare guide, visit: www.medicare.gov/care-compare.
Phelps Hospital Northwell Health is at 701 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. and can be reached by calling (914) 366-3000 or visiting www.phelps.northwell.edu. Follow @PhelpsHospitalNorthwell on Facebook, @Phelps-Hospital-Northwell on LinkedIn and @PhelpsHospital on Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.
About Phelps Hospital
Phelps Hospital, part of Northwell Health, is a full-service 238-bed acute care community hospital in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. With more than 1,700 employees and 1,100 medical staff members representing 60 medical specialties, Phelps offers one of the broadest ranges of community hospital services in Westchester County. Caring for the community is at the heart of what Phelps does. Patients benefit from distinguished physicians, many of whom are pioneers in their field, offering the most advanced procedures using the latest technology. Phelps Hospital is supported by Northwell Health Physician Partners, a primary and specialty care medical group, with practices located on the hospital campus and in the surrounding communities. For more information, visit: www.phelps.northwell.edu.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 76,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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