Parkview Regional earns 4-star rating

By Roxanne Thompson
Staff Writer
Administrators of Parkview Regional Hospital, in Mexia, announced in January that the hospital is now rated four-star, which puts it in the top 40 percent of all hospitals in the United States. The rating was given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, or CMS.
Parkview CEO Bob Honeycutt attributes the improved rating to continual improvements the hospital has made over the past three years that resulted in a better experience for patients and improved communication among the caregivers and support staff.
Assistant Chief Nursing Officer Edwina Henry concurs. She and Honeycutt spoke recently on the improved rating.
“We didn’t focus on any one particular thing,” she said. “We just focused on the patient’s and family’s experience and expanded from that, making sure that these initiatives were important to the patient. The one thing we worked on more than anything was communication.”
As might be expected, Henry, Honeycutt and other Parkview administrators and staff are very happy to have this positive rating.
“We’re really excited about this designation,” Honeycutt said, “because it does several things for our hospital. We worked extremely hard with our clinical leadership team in order to build a culture of patient safety, and with good, high-quality outcomes and high patient

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