Montrose Memorial Hospital Named Five-Star Hospital

MONTROSE, CO: Montrose Memorial Hospital is a five-star hospital according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). It is the only hospital within an hour of Montrose to receive the distinction.

“Thank you to the incredible work of our staff and providers who have made this distinction possible,” said James Kiser, CEO of Montrose Memorial Hospital. “Being rated five out of five stars is recognition that the care we give our community is truly top notch. With this distinction, we give our communities another reason to be very proud of their hospital!”

The overall hospital rating summarizes a variety of measures on Hospital Compare ( reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. The evaluation shows how well each hospital performed, on average, compared to other hospitals in the U.S.   The Hospital Compare rankings range from one to five stars.  The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures.  The most common overall hospital ratings are three or four stars.  MMH achieved the elite 5-star rating!  According to, less than 9% of U.S. hospitals nationwide are rated five out of five stars.


About Montrose Memorial Hospital (

Montrose Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 nonprofit healthcare system serving Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Gunnison, Delta, Hinsdale and San Juan counties. The health system offers an extensive range of inpatient & outpatient health care services, including cardiology, oncology, Robotic Assisted surgery, laboratory, medical imaging/radiology, Mountain View Therapy, Level III Trauma Center, Acute Rehabilitation Unit and the family birthing center. The health system partners with regional providers on joint ventures to meet local healthcare needs, including CareFlight air ambulance service, San Juan Cancer Center, and Black Canyon Surgical Center. Montrose Memorial Hospital is the second-largest employer in Montrose County, with more than 700 employees and 100 physicians who represent 23 medical specialties.