September 2016 NewsFlash

Pocono Medical Center Ranked Top 20% in the Nation

East Stroudsburg, PA (August 1, 2016) – Pocono Medical Center (PMC) was awarded four out of five stars in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare ratings, distinguishing PMC in the top 20% of the 5,000 hospitals surveyed in the nation.

CMS’ report summarizes up to 64 quality care factors including safety of care, care experience, and efficient use of medical imaging test and readmission for recently treated conditions, all to help inform patients on where they can receive quality care.

Among those measurements, Pocono Medical Center resulted in performing at or exceeding the national average. A number of factors in which Pocono Medical Center had particularly exceptional ratings were overall care, safety of care, and mortality rate.

“Pocono Medical Center’s recent rating of 4 out of 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a reflection of our hard work and dedication toward improving the patient experience and offering safe, excellent care, close to home,” said Dr. William Cors, M.D., MMM, FACPE, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Pocono Medical Center. “Recent recognition from other nationally recognized and accredited sources such as Healthgrades and Leapfrog assures our community that we are truly a destination for safe, high-quality care.”

In CMS’ first-ever patient experience of care star ratings report conducted in early March of 2016, The Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care also received a 4-star rating, the highest in the region. This placed Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care above both state and national averages, thus demonstrating Pocono Health System and Pocono Medical Center’s high-performing continuum of care.
Pocono Medical Center has served the Pocono Mountain region for over 100 years, marking it as one of Monroe County’s largest employers with more than 230 physicians and now over 2,000 staff employees. Pocono Medical Center has three comprehensive healthcare centers located in Bartonsville, Tobyhanna, and Brodheadsville each offering imaging and lab services. In addition, Pocono Medical Center has 19 primary and specialty care physician practices throughout the region. Pocono Medical Center offers a full continuum of care from clinical and acute care services to specialized services ranging from endocrinology, neonatology and perinatology to pulmonary, neurology, bariatric, general, orthopedic, and even minimally-invasive surgery with our da Vinci® robotic surgery. CMS-rated 4-star homecare and hospice services are also available through the Pocono Health System Visiting Nurse and Hospice. In addition, Pocono Medical Center serves as a regional leader in safety as one of only 33 hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group – the nation’s premier advocates for patient safety – and as recipient of the Healthgrades 2016 Patient Safety Award. Pocono Medical Center’s ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute offers a full breadth and depth of cardiovascular services, including diagnostic cardiac catheterization, cardiac angioplasty, open-heart surgery, and minimally invasive heart procedures as well as vascular surgery and cardiac rehabilitation services. The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Pocono Medical Center offers a variety of treatments and modalities, including state-of-the-art radiation therapy equipment and medical oncology. Pocono Medical Center is a designated, accredited Primary Stroke Center providing stroke care via telemedicine. In addition to Pocono Medical Center serving as one of the busiest emergency departments in the state, it is also the only fully-accredited Level III Trauma Center in the Commonwealth as well as the sole Trauma Center program for all of Monroe County and its surrounding communities. For more information or to learn more, please visit our website at, or visit our Facebook page at

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