Shannon Medical Center | Health Beat | Spring 2020

5-star status FITNESS FRIENDS Ask a friend or family member to join you in reaching your health and fitness goals. You can cheer each other on, meet challenges together and share your successes! National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases SMART SNACKING When hunger strikes, combine fiber and protein for a quick snack that can help you feel full. Try a banana with peanut butter or raw veggies and string cheese. International Food Information Council Foundation S hannon Medical Center has achieved 5-star status—a prestigious honor given to the most elite hospitals in the nation. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) analyzes over 4,500 hospitals nationwide that report data through the hos- pital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) pro- gram to distribute ratings based on multiple areas of service and care. The ratings are listed on the CMS Hospital Compare website, and customers are known to use this data when- ever making decisions about where and from whom to seek care. HOW CARE IS MEASURED The methodology uses a distinct model to measure the statistics, which go into seven groups of measures: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging. Once all the measures are collected, a hospital summary score is calculated by taking the weighted average of the group score. Out of the total number of hospitals in the United States, only 407 ranked well enough in these categories to receive 5-star status, with 37 of these being in Texas. Shannon Medical Center was one of those 37, rank- ing in the top 9% of hospitals nationwide. Shannon achieves RANKING UP “The ranking system is based on qualitative data gathered on the care we pro- vide our patients each and every day,” says Shane Plymell, CEO of Shannon. “We have been a 4-star hospital for several years, which is very difficult to obtain in itself, but we set a goal less than two years ago to become a 5-star hospital. I want to commend all of our providers and associates for their con- tinued focus and hard work to help us reach this momentous achievement.” To learn more about hospital rankings and to see Shannon and other hospitals on the CMS list, please visit . Page 3 Meet some of Shannon’s 2020 Miracle Kids! Page 6 Tired of heartburn and taking pills for it? Find relief with LINX. JOURNAL OF WELLNESS AND GOOD HEALTH CARE SPRING 2020 HEALTH BEAT Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Platteville, WI Permit No. 7 SHANNON MEDICAL CENTER 120 E. Harris Ave. San Angelo, TX 76903