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Health center gets ‘five star’ ranking

What does Nebraska Heart of Lincoln and Boone County Health Center have in common?
Both earned an elite five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The star rating system looks at a variety of common conditions treated at hospitals, such as heart attacks and pneumonia, and compares how well each hospital performs.
“What strikes me most about this list is that we are not just being compared to other hospitals our size. Boone County Health Center was compared against hospitals of all sizes, including many that are much, much larger. Using the same scale, we were found to rank in the top ten percent in the nation and were awarded the highest rank possible,” said Tanya Sharp, CEO. “This says a lot to our patients about the confidence they can have in the care they get at Boone County Health Center. There’s no need to drive. The best of the best is right here in your back yard.”
More than 4,500 U.S. hospitals were considered for star rating in the U.S. with the following star-rankings nationally. The star ranking is based on care given to all patients, not only those on Medicare or Medicaid. Only four other Nebraska hospitals were ranked five-stars on this national list.