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JACKSON — St. John’s Medical Center was the only hospital in the state to receive a top award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“We are honored to be the only hospital in Wyoming to receive the coveted five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the only hospital in the state to have achieved an ‘A’ grade from The Leapfrog Group,” St. John’s CEO Paul Beaupre said in a press release. “Our providers and staff work diligently to ensure we follow the best practices for patient care that result in these high marks.”

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services monitors quality, safety and patient experience. The overall rating takes the weighted average of group scores in seven measures: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging.

The latest rating uses data from the second quarter of 2013 to the second quarter of 2017.

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