East Liverpool, OH, August 1, 2023, – East Liverpool City Hospital was the only hospital named a five-star hospital from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the Ohio Valley, consisting of Columbiana, Jefferson, Harrison, and Belmont County in Ohio and Marshall, Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio County in West Virginia.

Approximately sixteen percent of hospitals across the country receive five stars out of a one -to five-star rating system. ELCH’s rating is based on how well it performs across five different areas of quality measures including readmissions, mortality, safety of care, patient experience and timely and effective care. The CMS rating system was launched in 2016 to help patients and caregivers make informed decisions when selecting a hospital. Hospitals report quality data to the CMS through multiple reporting programs, and the data is reviewed and standardized to calculate hospital star ratings.

President and CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital, Krista McFadden states, “A five-star rating demonstrates the utmost level of commitment from our diligent staff who focus on providing the safest, highest quality of health care, exceptional patient experience, and dedication to their patients and their families.”

East Liverpool City Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, is a 130-bed acute care hospital. In 2022, the hospital was recognized as one of Fortune‘s “100 Top Hospitals” for the fifth consecutive year. The hospital has also been awarded a Leapfrog safety grade of “A” from 2018 to 2023. ELCH is the only hospital in the region to receive the Grade A award.


About East Liverpool City Hospital and its affiliates:

East Liverpool City Hospital (ELCH) is a 130 bed, acute care hospital located in the tri-state region of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. ELCH’s affiliates include River Valley Physicians (Medical Group), East Liverpool Therapy Center, Ohio Valley Home Health Services, East Liverpool City Hospital Wellsville Clinic, and East Liverpool City Hospital East Palestine Clinic. East Liverpool City Hospital and its affiliates serve a population of more than 115,000 throughout its service area. For more information, please visit or follow us on our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)