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Nation’s Top Hospitals for Women’s Care Announced With Healthgrades 2021 Women’s Care Awards

August 24, 2021 GMT

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 24, 2021--

Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems, today announced the recipients of the Healthgrades 2021 Women’s Care Awards.

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The Healthgrades 2021 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™, the Healthgrades 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™, and the Healthgrades 2021 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ recognize the top hospitals around the nation that provide superior care for women during labor and delivery and gynecologic procedures. Of the 159 unique hospitals that were recognized with an award, 69 hospitals received two or more awards. This analysis includes patient outcome data for all patients (all-payer data) made available in 16 states from 2017 through 2019.*

Based in part on this year’s analysis, Healthgrades also published “ 6 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Maternity Hospital.” This new article encourages women to consider various factors before selecting a hospital, like quality of care, access to specialized care for high-risk pregnancies or NICUs, and other factors like if the hospital accepts your insurance.

“Now more than ever, women are referencing trusted information to confidently evaluate hospitals and make important health care decisions about where to deliver their baby and where to access broader OB-GYN care. The Healthgrades 2021 Women’s Care Excellence Awards help support these decisions by highlighting the hospitals that are committed to providing superior care for their patients while providing consumers transparency into making informed healthcare decisions,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

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Healthgrades 2021 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award

This award highlights hospitals for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women in childbirth, as well as during and after gynecologic surgeries and procedures. Healthgrades evaluated 624 eligible hospitals across 16 states and recognized 64 hospitals with the Healthgrades 2021 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award. During the study period (2017 through 2019), the evaluation found that:

  • If all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades 2021 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, 155,179 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided.**
  • Additionally, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2021 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award had, on average, a 37% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award . **

Healthgrades 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award

This distinction recognizes the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care provided to mothers during and immediately after childbirth. Healthgrades evaluated 1,108 eligible hospitals across 16 states and recognized 112 hospitals with the Healthgrades 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. During the study period (2017 through 2019), the evaluation found that:

  • If all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 138,318 patients with complications could potentially have been avoided **.
  • Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 41.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award **.

Healthgrades 2021 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award

This award recognizes the top 10% of hospitals evaluated that provide outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy and surgery related to the female reproductive system. Healthgrades evaluated 680 eligible hospitals across 16 states and recognized 68 hospitals with the Healthgrades 2021 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award. During the study period (2017 through 2019), the evaluation found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 45.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award**.

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About Healthgrades:

Healthgrades helps millions of consumers find and connect with the right doctor, right hospital, and right care. Healthgrades.com is the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. Healthgrades makes healthcare more accessible and transparent for consumers by differentiating providers based on patient satisfaction, physician experience and hospital outcomes. At Healthgrades, better health gets a head start. Healthgrades is part of RV Health, a Red Ventures business that helps more than 90MM unique visitors monthly live their strongest and healthiest lives. The RV Health portfolio includes Healthline.com, Healthgrades.com, MedicalNewsToday.com, Greatist.com, and PsychCentral.com. RV Health has the largest consumer health and wellness audience online, and employs more than 500 people across San Francisco, New York City, Charlotte, Detroit and more.

*Availability of state data is subject to yearly changes due to data release timeframes and adoption of new regulations and laws.

**Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH WOMEN HOSPITALS CONSUMER HEALTH

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