There’s a new measure of excellence for America’s acute care hospitals — and no UHS hospital received a top ranking. On April 16, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched a 5 star ranking system at its Hospital Compare website. It includes a ranking from 1 star (the worst) to 5 stars (the best) for 3,553 U.S. hospitals. No UHS hospital received 5 stars. And in Las Vegas, which has been a very profitable market for the company, all five UHS hospitals got just 2 stars. That puts them in the bottom 18 percent of American hospitals. An article in Becker’s Hospital Review, noted that 3 percent of U.S. hospitals received 1 star and 15 percent of hospitals received 2 stars. UHS has 21 acute care hospitals that were ranked and only one UHS hospital got 4 stars. (Behavioral facilities are not included in the Hospital Compare rankings.) Go to Becker’s Hospital Review here to read more about the new ranking system.