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Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Mitchell County, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems will be restricting all visitation in our ER and Acute Departments; with the exception of end-of-life situations, minor patients and the designated support person for maternity patients. This change will become effective Wednesday, November 11th and stay in effect until further notice. MCHHS encourages family members to utilize FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or phone to connect with your loved ones during this time.

Jeremy Armstrong, CEO, stated, "Mitchell County and surrounding counties are experiencing a significant increase in cases. We feel these restrictions are necessary to help protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, and staff. Thank you for your patience."

Please remember, if you have an emergency and are showing COVID-19 symptoms, please call the ER at 785-738-9348 prior to showing up.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to take measures to protect our patients and staff, while continuing to provide safe and quality care during this unprecedented time.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took a major step that empowers those receiving care in America's hospitals to have the most up-to-date hospital quality information so they can make healthcare choices that are right for them. They recently released its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2020, giving 407 hospitals a rating of five stars. CMS' assigned star ratings to more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on their performance across seven areas of quality. Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems was one of ten Kansas hospitals to receive a Five Star Quality rating.

Other Kansas hospitals awarded with 5 stars include; AdventHealth Ottawa, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, Community Memorial Healthcare (Marysville), Kansas Heart Hospital (Wichita), Labette Health (Parsons), Newton Medical Center, Providence Medical Center (Kansas City), Saint Luke's South Hospital (Overland Park) and Wesley Medical Center (Wichita).

Hospital Compare reports data from a wide variety of quality measures that cross many domains of care, including safety, patient experience, and other patient outcomes. Star Ratings are a way of summarizing the information contained in these quality measures, with a goal of helping patients and hospitals interpret the information contained in the individual measures.

Similar measures are grouped together into one of seven areas (e.g., safety or patient experience), and each of these groups is given a score. Group scores higher than the national average indicate better performance against national benchmarks. The group scores are then assigned a weight, and the weighted group scores are used to calculate a summary score. The summary score determines the hospital star rating.

CMS continues to work to make healthcare quality information more valuable and understandable for consumers. They will continue to work to help patients choose hospitals that meet the stands of quality they deserve.

Click here to watch Christine Winkel, Infection Prevention Director, as she preforms proper hand hygiene.

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