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Two Legacy Health hospitals recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid for Five-Star quality care

Legacy Salmon Creek and Legacy Good Samaritan medical centers are among those recognized.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Two Legacy Health hospitals were recently recognized for delivering five-star quality care by the federal government. The five-star rating reflects Legacy’s commitment to good health for its people, patients, and the communities it serves.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Clark County, Wash., were recognized. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published the overall hospital quality star rating in July. The agency 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 Health is honored to receive this recognition,” said Jonathan Avery, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “This is a testament to how essential Legacy’s care is to our communities throughout this region. This recognition wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering dedication of our thousands of employees and providers who deliver exceptional, compassionate care to our patients daily and strive for excellence in all they do.”

Across Oregon and Washington, 18 hospitals earned five stars. Nationally, about 16% of the 3,076 eligible hospitals achieved five-star ratings.


About Legacy Health

Legacy Health is a locally owned, nonprofit health system driven by our mission to improve the health of those around us. We offer a unique blend of health services—from wellness and urgent care to dedicated children’s care and advanced medical centers. We care for patients of all ages when and where they need us across the Portland/Vancouver metro area and mid-Willamette Valley. With an eye toward a healthier community, our partnerships tackle vital issues such as housing and mental health. Legacy strives to help everyone live healthier and better lives, with the vision of being essential to the health of the region. For more information, visit


Vicki Guinn