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Powell Valley Healthcare receives 4-star hospital rating

Hospital news | Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Powell Valley Healthcare recently earned a 4-star hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Various quality measures determine hospital ratings, including timeliness of care, effectiveness of care, hospital readmission rates and patient satisfaction. According to CMS, hospitals that receive the 4-star rating are among the top 20 percent of hospitals in the nation.

“This 4-star rating is a reflection of the efforts of our staff and providers to ensure that PVHC is continuously improving the quality of care we provide to patients,” said Sara Welling, Director of Quality Improvement. “We focus on evidence-based care and are paying close attention to the elements of providing safe, effective care. We want the best for our community and are committed to continuous improvement,” said Welling.

For more information about hospital ratings, please visit Anyone interested in Powell Valley Healthcare’s Quality Improvement Program is welcome to call Sara Welling at 754-1201 or you can visit the “patient satisfaction” page at