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Legacy Health: The region’s most five-star hospitals

July 20, 2021

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Legacy Health has achieved something that no other health system in the region can match. The federal government awarded three Legacy hospitals for delivering five-star quality care to our communities, giving Legacy the most high-quality hospitals of any system in the region.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Clark County, Wash., were all recognized for their five-star quality care.

“This recognition shows how essential Legacy and our 17,000 employees and medical professionals are to the health of our region,” said Kathryn Correia, Legacy’s president and chief executive officer. “Our teams bring their best to work every day, to provide exceptional care for our patients.”  

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 April. 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. 

Across Oregon and Southwest Washington, 11 hospitals earned five stars and three of them are Legacy hospitals. Nationally, about 10% of the 4,580 eligible hospitals achieved five-star ratings. The five-star rating reflects Legacy’s mission of good health for our people, our patients, our communities and our world, and supports our objective to deliver safe, high-quality care.

The Legacy Medical Group clinics have also been recognized for five-star quality by our patients. An independent patient satisfaction survey by Press Ganey, a research firm, shows that people receiving care at Legacy Medical Group clinics rate their experience at 4.9 on a scale of 1 to 5. 

“The feedback from our patients highlights the amazing dedication that our physicians, advanced practice providers, and clinic staff show in caring for their communities at 67 clinics across the region, from Vancouver to Silverton,” said Lori Farrell, MD, interim president at Legacy Medical Group.
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