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Four Intermountain hospitals in CO, MT get five stars


Four legacy SCL Hospitals, now part of Intermountain Health, earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in its latest quality review. Across the country, 483 hospitals earned the top rating. 

CMS developed Star Ratings to help consumers make more informed decisions. CMS evaluates hospitals on areas such as safety, readmissions, patient experience and mortality after heart attack or pneumonia. Hospitals receive one to five stars, with more stars indicating better performance in the areas evaluated. 

The hospitals are: 

  • Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette, Colo. 
  • Holy Rosary Healthcare, Miles City, Mont. 
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver 
  • St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, Mont. 

Mark Korth, president of Intermountain Health’s Peaks Region, credited the caregivers across the region for the hospitals’ performance. 

“We are proud to have these hospitals earn this recognition,” he said. “This requires continued focus on delivering care that is high quality, safe and compassionate year after year.” 

CMS released the first hospital star ratings in 2015 for consumers to easily find information online about a hospital’s quality of care, communication and patient experience and compare that to other providers.