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Lee Health Ranked Among Top 15% of Hospitals in the U.S.

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HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital Earn Five Stars in CMS Quality Star Ratings and Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital Earn Four Stars

(Fort Myers, Fla. – July 26, 2023) --- High-quality, compassionate care and patient safety are Lee Health’s top priorities, and the health system is pleased to announce that all four of its acute care hospitals have been awarded four or five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with this year being the first for HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital to receive the five-star accolade. This puts Lee Health hospitals in the top 15% of hospitals in the country.

Gulf Coast Medical Center maintained its four-star status and Cape Coral Hospital increased to four stars while HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital brought their four-star rankings up to a prestigious five stars. Children’s hospitals are not included in this ranking system.

In the past six years, all Lee Health hospitals have risen to four and five stars by finding ways to constantly improve patient care. These newly released ratings reflect the continuous improvements Lee Health takes to provide the highest quality of care to the Southwest Florida community.

“At Lee Health, we are committed to continuously improving and providing the safest, highest level of patient care possible,” said Dr. Larry Antonucci, President and CEO of Lee Health. “We are proud to be recognized by CMS for the high-quality care we provide to our community, and we are thrilled to have four and five stars this year. I want to thank everyone on the entire Lee Health team for their dedication and commitment to excellent patient care.” 

The CMS overall star rating is based on how a hospital performs across different areas of quality, such as treating heart attacks and pneumonia, readmission rates and safety of care. The rating shows how individual hospitals perform compared to all hospitals across the country.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare hospitals more easily. The scores are based on quality and safety data points, including readmissions, safety of care, patient experiences, outcomes, and timeliness of care.

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