Salem Township Hospital has earned a five star rating from the federal agency that oversees medicaid and medicare.
Chief Nursing Officer Kendra Taylor says Salem Township Hospital was one of only 15 hospitals in the state to earn the top designation.
"It specifically looks at questions about communication with physicians, nursing, discharge process, communications about medicines, overall rating of the hospital, recommendation of the hospital, and kind of putting out there which hospitals are scoring the best in those efforts based upon the patients opinions themselves. To do that, they have complied the rating system up to five stars and we've received a five star recognition for that," said Taylor.
Taylor says the data comes from the hospital's patient satisfaction surveys reviewed for the period October 2013 to September 2014. She reports the goal of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services is to update the data once a quarter.
The scores will be available on the Hospital Compare website beginning in July to allow consumers to compare results between hospitals.