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Coffee Regional’s Quality Scores Earn Ranking of 11th in Nation

February 20, 2014

Coffee Regional Medical Center has achieved top eleven national ranking by Beckers Hospital Review for the Highest Value-Based Purchasing Scores.  The hospital earned a national ranking of eleven out of almost 3,000 United States hospitals and was ranked first in the state of Georgia. 

Each hospital’s individual score for the Value-Based Program (VBP) focuses on three main areas:  clinical process of care; patient experience of care; and outcomes.  Medicare uses VBP to reward hospitals for improving quality of care, reimbursing a higher percentage of Medicare payments to those hospitals that performed well on healthcare quality measures as well as in patient satisfaction.

According to Jerry West, Director of Quality & Risk at CRMC, “This is great news for the organization.  Over 3,000 hospitals nationwide are under VBP – being #11 speaks volumes for the quality of care our patients are receiving!” 

 George Heck, CRMC President/CEO stated, “I am very proud of the great work our team does every day to make us an excellent hospital.  GA Trend has named us a Top Small Hospital in Georgia for two years in a row, and now achieving these national benchmarks and being recognized at this level is a testament to the skills, compassion, dedication to quality and hard work of our medical staff,  the hospital staff and our volunteers as we strive to provide the best quality care possible to our community.”

 Coffee Regional is one of three hospitals in Georgia to achieve this top 25 national recognition.