Local Hospitals Are Rated by Stars
Local hospitals are not fairing so well in a new federal grading system for health care.
Out of five stars, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton gets one star and United Health Services in Johnson City got two stars. Chenango Memorial and Delaware Valley Hospitals each got three out of five stars from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Centers delayed for three months releasing its first round of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
Critics say the idea of rating hospitals like movie reviews is over-simplified.