A new federal rating system based on patient satisfaction ranks FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina as one of only three hospitals in the state to rank with five full stars. Only 251 hospitals across the country received 5-star ratings.
This is the first year that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a star-rating system for hospitals. The ratings were developed in efforts to help individuals make informed decisions about their healthcare providers. The ratings are reflective of cleanliness, communication, and post-admission care as perceived and reported by patients. Compare hospitals here.
Although top ratings show consistent positive patient experiences in Pinehurst and a few other spots around the state, medical mistakes can still occur among the most experienced staff. In addition to providing a star rating, the CMS database also compiles a list of medical errors associated with each hospital. Our North Carolina medical malpractice attorneys explain more about obtaining error reports from hospitals here. If you believe you or a loved one suffered an injury or illness as a result of a healthcare provider's carelessness, schedule a complimentary case review with one of our malpractice attorneys - this is especially important to do right away to ensure your case qualifies under the statute of limitations.