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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center gets 5-star rating

By Dylan Jefferies, Columbian staff writer
Published: August 5, 2022, 6:03am

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center its highest rating, five stars, for its 2021 overall hospital quality star ratings.

Across Oregon and Washington, 18 hospitals earned five stars. Nationally, about 14 percent of the 4,586 eligible hospitals achieved five-star ratings, according to a news release.

For the distinction, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tracks quality across five categories with 37 specific measurements.

The five categories are mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.

Legacy Salmon Creek met standards in all those areas, and outperformed standards in safety of care, readmission and patient experience.

“Legacy’s five-star recognition demonstrates our commitment to exceptional care — even as we face immense challenges within the health care industry,” Jonathan Avery, Legacy Health’s interim chief operating officer, said in a news release.