No Charlotte-area hospitals get highest 5-star rank for patient satisfaction

April 16, 2015 2:39 PM

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No Charlotte-area hospitals get highest 5-star rank for patient satisfaction

In an effort to make comparing hospitals more like shopping for refrigerators and restaurants, the federal government has awarded its first star ratings to hospitals based on patients’ appraisals.

Like many of the nation’s leading hospitals, most Charlotte-area hospitals received middling ratings. No Charlotte-area institutions received the highest 5-star rating. By comparison, some obscure local hospitals and others that specialized in lucrative surgeries frequently received the most stars.

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