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LEWISTOWN, Pa.Geisinger Lewistown Hospital has achieved a 4-Star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The hospital previously had a 3-Star rating. 

Inpatient hospitals across the nation are required to submit specified quality and performance data to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services throughout the year. This data is then calculated to produce a single star rating for each hospital. The seven areas that are measured include mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and efficient use of medical imagining. Each area includes multiple sub-measures which are evaluated and provides the overall average for that area.  

To celebrate, the leadership team delivered a customized treat to employees on Friday, Jan. 10.

"This noteworthy accomplishment could not have been achieved without every one of our staff – our environmental service staff, physicians and clinic staff, hospital employees and administration – this effort was made possible by all of them,” said Kirk Thomas, chief administrative officer, Geisinger Western Region. "This is a great achievement from a national standpoint. Geisinger Lewistown Hospital has been a 3-Star hospital for many years. In fact, the national average for hospitals is a 3-Star. The 5-Star journey began several years ago, and the efforts and commitment by the team is evident in the results. Our next goal is to become a 5-Star hospital to serve our communities more effectively.”   

Star ratings are based on 5 Stars and assessed annually. 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the nonprofit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 126 care sites — including 10 hospital campuses — and Geisinger Health Plan, with more than half a million members in commercial and government plans. Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $15 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country. Learn more at or follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital employees standing.
AJ Hartsock, director of operations, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, delivered 600 cookies to Geisinger western region locations on Friday, January 10 in celebration of the 4-star CMS rating. The nursing staff members pictured include (left to right) Abby Border, Kristy Cook, and Brittany Hummel, all from Geisinger Cold Springs Clinic.
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