Local hospital performance: 3 things to know

GREENFIELD — When it comes to patient care, Hancock Regional Hospital performs well, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found.

The hospital recently was recognized as one of the best in the state, according to the federal agency that oversees Medicaid and Medicare. The ratings are figured from data, compiled from July 2013 to June 2014 covering a variety of areas, such as patient experience, mortality and readmission rates.

Here’s what you need to know about the hospital’s rating:


No. 9 in the state

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gives the hospital a 96 percent score for overall performance. In Indiana, it ranks ninth of 127 Indiana hospitals studied.

The overall performance score is based on two categories — process of care and patient feedback. Process of care accounts for 70 percent of the score, and the patience experience accounts for 30.


followING recommended treatment guidelines

Hancock Regional Hospital received a 93 percent for process of care measures. This means HRH ranks high in providing treatments that are known to get the best results for patients.


Patient experience SCORES 75 percent

Hancock Regional Hospital received a 75 percent score on patient experience, a score that is based on a survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care.

Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.