French Hospital Medical Center is One of Only 47 Hospitals in California to Receive A Five Star Rating from The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, August 4, 2023 – Dignity Health French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 5-Star Rating from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The newly published 2023 CMS ratings report was released on July 26.  According to CMS, this year 3076 hospitals nationwide were eligible for the annual CMS star rating. Out of that number, 483 hospitals in the country received five stars, 47 of which are in California.  French Hospital is currently the only five star rated hospital in San Luis Obispo County.

“A CMS Five Star Rating is a significant validation of the expert quality health care delivered daily by the French Hospital team,” said Patrick Caster, President & CEO of French Hospital.  “I am thrilled CMS has recognized the dedication, skill and experience of the French Hospital team.”

CMS annually reviews and assigns star ratings for hospitals across the country based on their performance of five quality categories including: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience and Timely and Effective Care.  The overall rating indicates how well each hospital performed on an identified set of quality measures compared to other hospitals in the U.S. 

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About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 112-bed acute care hospital located in San Luis Obispo, California. French’s Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine is the area’s most advanced emergency services center. The modern facility is home to the Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center, is the county’s premier cardiac center, providing the latest cardiac and imaging technology, and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families.