By Bob Moos/Southwest regional public affairs officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Have you wondered how your area hospitals stack up in terms of the quality of care they provide?
Emergencies obviously call for rushing to the nearest hospital. But when you have time to plan, it is worth doing some research and finding out which hospitals do the best job of caring for their patients.
Medicare’s Hospital Compare website: at medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html – has made it easier for you to check that.
See the area hospital scores in your weekend News.