City of Arcadia Mayor Honors Methodist Hospital
For Prestigious Medicare 5-Star Rating As One of Best in Nation
ARCADIA, Calif. – May 1, 2017 – City of Arcadia Mayor Peter Amundson and Mayor Pro Tem Sho Tay presented a proclamation on May 1 to Methodist Hospital President and CEO Dan Ausman and Board Chairman Bill Lewis honoring the hospital for its recent Medicare 5-star rating as one of the best in the nation for providing high quality, safe, effective care to patients. Methodist Hospital is one of only 83 hospitals in the country and the only hospital in Los Angeles County to receive a 5-star rating, placing it among the top 2% of the 4,599 hospitals rated nationally.
“The City of Arcadia is proud to honor Methodist Hospital of Southern California, which has provided more than a century of healthcare service to the region, and continues providing exceptional care and community outreach to all in need throughout the community,” said Mayor Amundson.
Medicare’s overall star rating summarizes up to 64 quality measures reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall rating shows how well a hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.
“We sincerely appreciate this recognition from the City of Arcadia that honors us as the only hospital in L.A. County to receive this distinction as a Medicare five-star hospital,” said Dan Ausman, President and CEO at Methodist Hospital. “We are extremely proud of our doctors, nurses, and staff for helping Methodist Hospital earn this extraordinary recognition for providing excellent patient care.”
For more information on Medicare’s Overall Hospital Star Ratings, go to www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.
About Methodist Hospital: Founded in 1903, Methodist Hospital of Southern California is a full-service community hospital with 374 licensed beds. The hospital offers advanced cardiovascular and neuro-interventional services, including cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, neurosurgery, and clot removal for stroke. Methodist Hospital is designated by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services as both a heart attack and stroke receiving center, and operates an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics. Methodist Hospital also operates the GYN Oncology Institute, the Colorectal Surgery Institute, and offers a variety of other services in orthopedics, cancer care, obstetrics, and many other medical specialties. More than 50,000 patients were treated in our Emergency Department during the past year, while the hospital has more than 16,000 patient admissions and 25,000 outpatient visits annually.