Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation Earns Five-Star CMS Rating for Overall Quality

February 29, 2020

Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation (SRHR) today announced that it has been awarded five stars in the Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System published on the Nursing Home Compare website by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Nursing homes with five stars are considered to have much above average quality. SRHR’s five-star rating places the facility in the top 17 percent of all nursing homes in the state with respect to health inspections, staffing and quality measures. Only 54 of the 316 nursing homes in Tennessee rated received five stars. SRHR is the only five-star rated facility within a 25-mile radius of its location.

“Our team has worked diligently and constantly to evaluate and improve the care and experiences we provide our patients and their families,” said John McLain, chief executive officer of Starr Regional Medical Center. “We are so proud to have received this recognition from CMS and look forward to continuing our efforts to enhance healthcare delivery and advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier.”

The star rating system is designed to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which consumers may want to ask questions. Nursing homes with five stars, the highest rating possible, are considered to have much above average quality. The system determines an overall star rating for each nursing home, and a separate rating for each of the following three sources of information: health inspections, staffing, and quality measures, which offers information on how well nursing homes are caring for their residents’ physical and clinical needs.

SRHR strives to be a place where people choose to come for healthcare. We regularly monitor and evaluate quality initiatives to enhance the care provided to our patients. By focusing on the quality of care we provide, we promote a culture of safety and create an environment where patients feel safe, families feel supported and employees want to come to work.

“We are honored to serve the healthcare needs of our communities,” said Wallace Stutts, administrator of SRHR. “We are grateful for providers and staff who are committed to our patients and to one another. It is their dedication that made this five-star rating possible and that will continue to drive our quality improvement initiatives going forward.”

For more information on the star rating system and Nursing Home Compare, visit the CMS website at For more information on Starr Regional Health & Rehabilitation, visit