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PMC earns 5-star rating for quality care

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in News

CHI St. Luke’s Health—Patients Medical Center (Patients Medical Center) has achieved a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With more than 4,500 hospitals participating in the federally-funded healthcare program, Patients Medical Center was one of only 337 hospitals nationwide and 33 in Texas awarded a five-star rating.

Five stars is the highest rating a hospital can receive through the Hospital Compare overall rating scale. Publicly reported on the Medicare.gov website, the overall rating scale utilizes individual hospital data from up to 57 quality measures across seven quality group categories, including mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imaging.

“We continually strive to offer the highest quality care while providing a superior patient experience,” said Steven Foster, president, Patients Medical Center. “Receiving a five-star rating, the highest possible from CMS, further confirms that the physicians and staff of Patients Medical Center offer exceptional healthcare to their patients and the community.”

Hospital Compare was created by CMS to assist patients and their families when making decisions about where to receive healthcare. Additionally, the program encourages hospitals to improve the quality of care provided through on-going monitoring of quality data. For more information about the program, visit Medicare.gov/HospitalCompare.

2018's first council agenda set for tonight

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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Deer Park City Council will host 2018’s first regularly scheduled workshop and agenda meeting Tuesday evening in Council Chambers at City Hall. The workshop starts at 6:45 p.m., followed by the regular agenda at 7:30 p.m. City Hall is located at 710 E. San Augustine.

Frozen start to 2018 prompts NWS advisories

Written by InsideDP.com Staff. Posted in News

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As 2017 comes to a close, 2018 will have a chilly start. According to the National Weather Service, a strong cold front will cross the region on New Year’s Eve. There is a low probability that this system will bring light rain, and moisture on the ground and roads may freeze. Temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday morning could fall into the lower 20s and may result in a hard freeze.

Council expresses gratitude to citizens, staff after eventful 2017

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in News

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City Council held its final regularly scheduled meeting of 2017 Tuesday. During the meeting, council unanimously passed all items on the regular agenda, but tabled a STEP grant until January. At the end of the meeting, each council member and the mayor expressed their gratitude to citizens, city staff and directors for uniting during an eventful year.