Redwood Memorial Hospital. | Image via Providence website.


Christian Hill, communications manager for Providence of Northern California, called up the Outpost this morning to strongly suggest the publication of a press release he was about to send. Hill argued his case in the following voicemail:

Hill voicemail

Sold! Without further ado, the Outpost proudly presents this important, good news press release from Providence:

Fortuna, Calif. (August 3, 2022) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released their Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2022 and Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital (RMH) was one of just 431 hospitals nationwide to receive the highest CMS rating of five stars.

Over 3000 hospitals received star ratings between one star and five stars in the U.S. based on their performance across five quality categories – mortality, safety, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. According to CMS, this year:

  • 198 hospitals received a one-star rating
  • 702 hospitals received a two-star rating
  • 895 hospitals received a three-star rating
  • 895 received a four-star rating
  • 431 received a five-star rating

Redwood Memorial Hospital’s five-star rating puts them in the top 13% of all hospitals rated by CMS.

“This recognition is a testament to our caregivers at Redwood Memorial who continue to demonstrate their commitment to clinical excellence,” said Laureen Driscoll, regional chief executive, Providence Northern California and interim chief executive, Providence Humboldt County. “I could not be prouder of the care they deliver to our communities in light of the challenges brought by over two years of the pandemic.”

The Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating (Overall Star Rating) summarizes a variety of measures across the five areas of quality into a single star rating for each hospital. Once reporting thresholds are met, a hospital’s Overall Star Rating is calculated using only those measures for which data are available.

Click here to learn more about the CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2022.