GW Hospital receives two-star ranking from Medicare

GW Hospital received two out of five stars in a Medicare ranking of D.C. hospitals, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Medicare’s Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ranked the major hospitals in the city, and gave none of the facilities five stars. Only 7 percent of hospitals ranked nationwide received five-star ratings.

The ranking system is based on 11 different aspects of patients’ experience while at the hospital, including the responsiveness of the hospital staff, if their pain was well managed and whether they would recommend the hospital, according to Medicare’s website.

A spokeswoman at GW Hospital did not immediately return a request for comment.

Georgetown University Hospital received a three-star ranking. Other two-star hospitals included Howard University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Providence Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital, the Post reported.

United Medical Center in Southeast D.C. received one star, the lowest ranking.

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