Oneida Health Hospital Earns Highest Quality Rating From CMS

Monday, August 23, 2021

Only 455 of the more than 3,300 hospitals in the nation received a five-star rating.

Oneida Health Hospital has received a five-star rating for overall quality of care from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in its recently released 2021 hospital rankings annual report. Oneida Health Hospital is one of only seven hospitals in the entire state to receive CMS’ coveted five-star rating.

CMS’ hospital star rankings, which are posted on the government’s “Hospital Compare” website, is a consumer’s guide to hospital quality and considered among the top hospital report cards available. The five-star scale helps patients compare and identify top-performing hospitals for their care. The recent release ranks Oneida Health Hospital among the top 14% of all eligible hospitals in the U.S. with respect to overall patient safety and patient experience.

“The CMS five-star rating is a testament to the quality of care our patients receive at the hospital, every day,” says Gene Morreale, President and CEO at Oneida Health. “Our team of medical providers and organizational staff are providing some of the highest quality of care in the region. We couldn’t be prouder of their dedication to patient-centered care and teamwork.”

The CMS star rating is comprised of more than 50 individual measures addressing health outcomes from five areas of health care including mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care. Of 4,586 hospitals nationally:

  • 455 hospitals (13.5%) received five stars
  • 988 hospitals received four stars
  • 1,018 hospitals received three stars
  • 690 hospitals received two stars
  • 204 hospitals received one star

For more than a quarter of hospitals nationally (1,181) no information was available. To learn more about the CMS Star Ratings Program or to compare hospitals in the region, visit

Oneida Health serves an area comprised of approximately 29 communities in Madison and western Oneida counties with a population of approximately 100,000.

Operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc, a New York State not-for-profit corporation, the organization includes a 101-bed acute care hospital, emergency department, state of the art surgery center, 160-bed extended-care and short term rehab facility, primary care offices, internal medicine, comprehensive lab services, home medical equipment, comprehensive imaging services, outpatient therapy, and care specialties in: oncology, cardiology, neurology, podiatry, vascular, sleep, OB/GYN, orthopedics, wound care, GI, pulmonary, and ENT.

“It is the ongoing commitment of our providers and staff that makes our hospital’s five-star rating possible,” Morreale says.

For more information on Oneida Health Hospital, visit