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Adventist Health Howard Memorial Receives Five Star Rating

News, Awards & Recognition

Adventist Health Howard Memorial has earned a five-star rating, the highest-possible, through the Overall Hospital Star Ratings program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This award represents a leading resource consumers use to determine where they’ll seek care. When compared to other hospitals – in the North Bay area, California and across the nation – Adventist Health Howard Memorial ranks among the very best. Of the 4,500 hospitals evaluated by CMS, Adventist Health Howard Memorial is only one of two hospitals in California to achieve this five-star rating. Only 14% of hospitals nationwide have earned five stars.

“We are proud of our team for this great achievement and recognition by providing the compassionate care our patients have come to know from our team at Adventist Health Howard Memorial.” says Judson Howe, president of Adventist Health in Mendocino County. “Maintaining this premier status, especially during a pandemic, truly shows the commitment our team has to our community.”

The federal agency for their CMS Overall Star Rating, assigns 1-5 stars based on a hospital’s performance across five quality performance areas: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience and timeliness and effectiveness of care.