Nueterra-Managed Hospitals Rank Among Nation's Best from CMS

Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Physicians Care Surgical Hospital Receive Five-Star Ratings

Dec 15, 2015, 14:15 ET from Nueterra

LEAWOOD, Kan., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nueterra, the largest privately-held healthcare organization in the U.S. specializing in developing equity partnerships with health systems, governments, hospitals and physicians, is proud to announce that two of its partnering facilities have been designated as Five-Star hospitals by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital and Physicians Care Surgical Hospital were chosen as Five-Star recipients from CMS as a result of their exemplary patient satisfaction scores, dedicated staff and best-in-class patient experience yielding favorable results.

"Nueterra is proud to be associated with these hospitals because of their unparalleled, patient-centric approach to healthcare," said Dan Tasset, chairman. "They exemplify what the patient experience should be by ensuring that every patient receives excellent care at all times."

Of the nearly 3,500 hospitals that were awarded a star rating from the CMS, only 207 were designated as Five-Star recipients. To constitute a hospital's rating, CMS ranks 11 categories from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS), a survey ranking numerous sets of hospital criteria based off patients' perceptions of their hospital experience.

"We're honored to be distinguished as a Five-Star hospital by the CMS," said Kelly Doyle, CEO of Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital. "This rating speaks to our entire team and how we embrace each patient as individual and unique."

The results, compiled from the reporting period of January 1 to December 31 of 2014, assess every aspect of the patient experience. Additionally, a hospital must have at least 100 completed surveys in the designated four-quarter period and must be eligible for public reporting of HCAHPS measures in order to be called a Five-Star hospital.

"By listening to our patients' feedback and establishing a positive rapport within our community, the entire team at Physicians Care is dedicated to providing the best healthcare experience possible to anyone that walks through our doors," said Chris Doyle, CEO of Physicians Care Surgical Hospital.

Both Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital and Physicians Care are multi-specialty surgical hospitals located in Pennsylvania and the only two hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive this designation.

To learn more about Nueterra, visit Nueterra.com. For additional information on Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital and Physicians Care Surgical Hospital, visit RothmanSpecialtyHospital.com and PhyCareHospital.com.

About Nueterra
Nueterra, the largest privately-held organization in the U.S. specializing in developing equity partnerships with health systems, governments, hospitals and physicians, owns and manages focused community hospitals, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, pathology labs, and physical therapy centers across more than 28 U.S. states. Our mission is to integrate providers and connect them to consumers through our programs and services powered by our technologies and delivered in facilities and networks we partner or manage.

About Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital is a multiple-specialty surgical hospital located in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The facility is the only surgical specialty hospital in partnership with the highly respected Rothman Institute – known for its exceptional care and internationally recognized orthopaedic specialists. Our 65,000 square-foot facility features six fully equipped operating rooms with the latest medical instrumentation. The hospital is equipped for joint replacements, orthopaedic surgery, pain management, and spine surgery, as well as sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, and hand and wrist procedures.

About Physicians Care Surgical Hospital
Physicians Care Surgical Hospital is a multiple-specialty surgical hospital located in Royersford, Pennsylvania. Established in 2010 by local physicians and Nueterra, the 30,000-sq-ft facility features five fully equipped operating rooms with the latest medical instrumentation and 12 inpatient beds for post-operative care. Physicians Care Surgical Hospital specializes in orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology and pain management. For more information about Physicians Care Surgical Hospital, please visit the hospital's website at www.phycarehospital.com.

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