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Marshall County Hospital Earns High Marks From CMS
By West Kentucky Star Staff
BENTON - In its most recent report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating System recognized Marshall County Hospital Home Health with a 5-star rating in both quality and patient satisfaction. According to the data, the Benton home health provider achieved the highest rating possible in both categories.

Marshall County Hospital Home Health is a home health partner of Marshall County Hospital and part of a joint venture partnership with LHC Group, a national provider of in-home healthcare services with 32,000 employees operating locations in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

The CMS Star Ratings – issued quarterly – are highly sought after by home health providers and seen as a key differentiator and indicator of overall quality and excellence in the home health industry.

The star rating system was instituted by CMS as part of its Home Health Compare website to provide a "tool for consumers to use when choosing a home health care provider." The system ranks providers in two categories: "Quality of Patient Care" and "Patient Satisfaction."

The professional clinicians and support staff at Marshall County Hospital Home Health serve the residents of Benton and the surrounding region with quality healthcare in their home or at their place of residence. Home health care is an effective and affordable solution for many patients' post-acute care needs and situations. Home health professionals treat a wide range of medical conditions, allowing patients to rest and recover in the comfort of home.

"LHC Group is proud of the team at Marshall County Hospital Home Health and its exemplary performance," said Keith Myers, LHC Group's chairman and chief executive officer. "The CMS star ratings are among the healthcare industry's best indicators of who is providing best-in-class service, and this team of healthcare professionals continues to demonstrate its commitment to excellence."

Published 01:00 PM, Wednesday Jun. 05, 2019
Updated 05:48 AM, Thursday Jun. 06, 2019

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