Five Rivers Medical Center has been rated number 1 of 72 hospitals statewide in the most recent quarter analyzed with a score
of 100 as measured by The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. The announcement noted that the FRMC topped the 46
prospective payment hospitals (PPS) of its kind in the state as well as larger hospitals. In a report published by AFMC the state
average score for was 90 percent, far short of the perfect score of 100 percent for FRMC.
“Scoring better than all hospitals measured in the state is outstanding news for citizens in the area,” said Luther Lewis,
CEO. “The analysis is performed by The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, the state’s premier system for Medicare
“Upon arriving at the hospital, I found that facility staff maintain the highest of standards. Their hard work and devotion to
detail may not be detected by visitors or patients, they do, however, know how good care translates into a positive hospital
experience. Our report card from the state of Arkansas is proof positive.”
AFMC is the quality improvement organization in Arkansas, committed to improving care throughout the state and nation.
AFMC is under contract with Medicare to monitor quality and quality improvement for the state of Arkansas. It is dedicated to
educating Arkansans about their health and helping them get the quality of medical care they need. Their efforts and the public
access to results of their studies encourage health care organizations to maintain superior ethics, business practices and