Critical access hospital serves Floyd County and surrounding areas
MARTIN, Ky. (May 13, 2015) — Saint Joseph Martin, part of KentuckyOne Health, was among a select group of facilities nationwide to receive a five star rating in the Hospital Compare ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Saint Joseph Martin was among 251 (seven percent) of all hospitals across the country and one of only seven in Kentucky to receive a five star designation.
The Hospital Compare star ratings are based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS) measures that are included in Hospital Compare.
HCAHPS is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay. The HCAHPS provides a standardized survey to measure and compare patients’ perspectives. HCAHPS measure patients’ perspectives of hospital care related to how well nurses and doctors communicated with patients, responsiveness of hospital staff to patient needs, cleanliness of the hospital and more.
Each quarter, CMS publicly posts the results of the HCAHPS survey enabling consumers to search and compare data from hospitals of their choice. HCAHPS has been in use since 2006, but the addition of stars to the rating system began with the most recent data released in April 2015.
According the CMS, the star ratings make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and understand the quality of care they deliver.
Founded in 1947, Saint Joseph Martin, formerly known as Our Lady of the Way Hospital, is a 25-bed critical care access facility serving Floyd and surrounding counties. In addition to primary care, rehab and emergency services, Saint Joseph Martin provides patients with holistic, personalized care in cardiovascular services, sleep wellness, pulmonology and more. Saint Joseph Martin also operates four rural health clinics.