I have said it before and I will say it again, we absolutely LOVE analytics in this building. A new study and ranking system out recently by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) take into account a myriad of analytics and measurements to determine the quality of care you receive in our nation's hospitals and Connecticut has three hospitals that rank among the best in America.

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CMS took more than 45 measurements in five categories: mortality, the safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. According to CMS, 4500 hospitals nationwide were a part of the study, and 431 of those received the highest ranking of five stars. Sharon Hospital, Stamford Hospital, and Greenwich Hospital Association all received a five-star rating.

On the other side of the spectrum, Rockville General Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, and Bridgeport Hospital received only a 2-star rating among 702 in the nation. There were 8 Connecticut hospitals that received a 4-star rating, so overall, the state is in pretty decent shape when it comes to healthcare.

For the Connecticut Hospitals with a 5-star rating, they break down like this:  Sharon Hospital, located at 50 Hospital Hill Road in Sharon, CT and is a 78-bed Nuvance Health affiliate. Sharon Hospital's highest ratings came in four categories: Cleanliness, Staff Responsiveness, Discharge Information, and Recommend Hospital.

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Stamford Hospital is located at One Hospital Plaza in Stamford. Stamford Hospital's highest ratings came in five categories: Cleanliness, Discharge Information, Quietness, Recommend Hospital, and Overall Hospital Rating.

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Greenwich Hospital is located at 5 Perryridge Road in Greenwich and is a 206-bed hospital, Yale New Haven Health System Hospital. Greenwich Hospital scored the highest in four categories: Doctor Communication, Cleanliness, Recommend Hospital, and Overall Hospital Rating.

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Clearly when someone recommends a hospital to someone, and it's clean, both most definitely carry a lot of weight. In contrast, my hometown hospital had a two-star rating and I won't get into the horror stories of botched, "routine" surgeries that went horribly wrong. No, we won't go there...today. Thanks for hanging out and STAY HEALTHY!

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