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Englewood Health’s Maternal/Child Services Achieve Healthgrades Recognition Six Years in a Row

August 24, 2021 — Englewood Health has received the Healthgrades 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, 5-star recognition for Vaginal Delivery, and 5-star recognition for C-Section Delivery, all for six years in a row. The Labor and Delivery Excellence Award places Englewood Health in the top 5% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians, and health systems.

In addition, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award recognizes Englewood Health for exceptional care of women during and after labor and delivery, as well as care of women undergoing gynecologic procedures. Englewood Health is in the top 5% of hospitals evaluated for overall women’s care.

“These acknowledgments by Healthgrades speak to the commitment of our team to provide exceptional care for women,” said Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health.

Obstetricians and gynecologists, along with other maternal/child health specialists at Englewood Health, provide the full spectrum of services including prenatal care, high-risk testing and monitoring, childbirth education, and post-pregnancy resources and support.

“Now more than ever, there is a heightened awareness around the importance of quality healthcare, especially for expectant mothers and their families,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Women who seek care at a hospital that has achieved these recognitions can have confidence in the organization’s commitment to delivering superior care.”

“At Englewood Health we are dedicated to offering the best possible experience for women leading up to and throughout labor and delivery,” said Jamie Ketas, vice president of quality at Englewood Health. “We are honored to receive this recognition of our commitment to providing outstanding care.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for hospitals across 16 states that provide all-payer state data for 2017 through 2019. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes.

From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 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.* Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 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.*

During this time, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, complications could potentially have been avoided for 138,318 patients.* If all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, complications could potentially have been avoided for 155,179 patients.*

Additionally, Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5 stars and those that have not. For example, from 2017 through 2019, women having a vaginal delivery in hospitals rated 5-star have, on average, a 43.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.* Women having a C-section delivery in hospitals rated 5-star have, on average, a 59.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.*

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.

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