The Christ Hospital Maintains Highest Rating for Quality by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid

The Christ Hospital is the only hospital in the Cincinnati Region to achieve a five-star rating from CMS in 2021.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on its Hospital Compare website for 2021. The update sees The Christ Hospital maintain its five-star rating, which is the highest rating given. The Christ Hospital is also the only hospital in the Cincinnati Region to receive five stars in 2021.

CMS’ star rating system, which launched in 2016, assigns stars based on 48 measures in the following five categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. This differs from CMS’ previous method, which includes 65 measures across seven groups. CMS rated more than 4,500 hospitals with the following breakdown: one star: 204 hospitals, two stars: 690, three stars: 1,018, four stars: 988, five stars: 455.

“The CMS Star Rating system is a valuable tool for patients that provides helpful and important information on the safety and quality of hospitals,” said Debbie Hayes, Interim President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “We are delighted to have, once again, achieved the highest rating offered by CMS. I would like to acknowledge and thank every single team member in our organization for their continued commitment to our patients. Their passionate commitment to excellence and working with shared determination to achieve these results on behalf of the communities that we serve is the reason that we are able to continue to fulfill our mission of improving the health of this community.”

The Star Ratings drive systematic improvements in care and safety as hospitals strive to achieve and maintain high ratings. In order to harness competition to lower costs and improve quality, patients need meaningful, actionable information. Consumers and patients point to Hospital Compare and the Star Ratings as important resources and rely on the latest data. Many hospitals rely on these ratings to identify areas for improvement.

To see the full list of five-star rated hospitals, click here. For more information about The Christ Hospital Health Network, visit

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital locate in Mt. Auburn with a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,300 talented physicians and more than 6,000 dedicated team members support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes and the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and awarded Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” for being in the top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience. The Christ Hospital is among a select number of hospitals in the nation to be awarded Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.