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KRMC recognized with five-star quality rating

Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) was named one of three hospitals in the state of Montana to earn an Overall Hospital Quality five-star rating from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In total, CMS assigned star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven areas of quality. Just 407 hospitals nationwide received a five-star rating. This is the third straight year that KRMC has received a five-star rating.

“We are thrilled to be recognized once again as a top performing hospital for our quality of care,” says Dr. Douglas Nelson, chief medical officer at KRMC. “We as an organization have always been committed to improving the health, comfort, and life of our patients and our quality of care mirrors that each and every day. I want to commend the wonderful staff here at KRMC for the outstanding work they do. Our commitment to our patients is what makes KRMC the outstanding facility it is.”

The CMS rating system was created through the efforts of CMS in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations and other federal agencies. These ratings are determined by measures of many aspects of quality care, including mortality, readmission, safety, patient experience, efficiency, timeliness and effectiveness of care.