HSHS St. Francis Hospital has received a five-star overall hospital rating for quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the top score in the federal agency’s ratings system.

The CMS’ overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of more than 100 measures divided into five areas of quality reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The overall hospital rating shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S., ranging from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. Out of the 3,121 hospitals ranked nationwide through this rating system, only 431 hospitals, or 13.81%, received the five-star overall hospital rating.

The five areas of quality outlined by CMS for their overall hospital rating system include:

  1. Mortality
  2. Safety
  3. Readmission
  4. Patient Experience
  5. Timely and Effective Care

HSHS St. Francis Hospital President and CEO Jim Timpe shared, “This rating truly reflects the work our colleagues and physicians have accomplished to enhance the care they provide to our patients and family members. We are committed to continue providing this exceptional level of care to those who entrust us with their health care.”

Also receiving a five-star overall hospital rating was sister hospital HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville. For more information on the CMS ratings system for hospitals, visit medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.

Media Contact

Melissa Athmer

Manager, Marketing & Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 234-2120, Ext. 32258

Latest News

New opportunity to recognize extraordinary nurses

 August 11, 2022

DAISY Award nominations being accepted at HSHS St. Francis


Back-to-School supplies donated

 August 10, 2022

HSHS St. Francis colleagues collected school supplies to donate to St. Clare Center food pantry


The unique benefits of breast milk

 August 9, 2022

HSHS St. Francis nurses recognize National Breastfeeding Month in August