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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Use Medicare tools to find and rate hospitals, doctors, etc.

Not just for the elderly

By Will Collette

Medicare offers people of all ages some tools to find medical providers and compare them by ranking. You don't need to be on Medicare or even be elderly to use these tools, which you can FIND HERE.

I was curious about our local hospitals and wondered if South County Hospital continues to hold first place. I was pleased to see it does. I also noted that Westerly Hospital has apparently benefited from its ownership by Yale-New Haven and now holds a four out of five state rating.

I called up the list of hospitals within a 50 mile radius of Charlestown and here's the list from the Medicare database, listed in order of their rating from best to worst: