If you rely on Medicare and Medicaid and use Door County Medical Center, then Monday’s announcement should be no surprise to you. Door County Medical Center announced that it received a five-star rating for Overall Hospital Quality from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Only 429 hospitals across the country, including 10 in the state, received the rating based on several factors. Those categories include mortality, safety, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. Door County Medical Center also received a high designation from CMS in 2019 and 2020. When they just missed receiving five stars in 2021, DCMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Heise says it gave them a renewed focus in their strategic planning.
Heise is most proud of the hospital's marks on patient experience, calling it important to make sure everything is taken care of before they leave so they do not have to come back if it is not needed.