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Englewood Hospital Achieves Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™, Named 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Delivery Four Years in a Row

September 17, 2019 — For the fourth consecutive year, Englewood Hospital has received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award—among the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated by Healthgrades for clinical excellence in labor and delivery—and has been recognized as a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

These distinctions place Englewood Hospital in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, and indicate that Englewood Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for vaginal delivery and C-section delivery care.

“Receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award and the 5-star rating for Vaginal and C-section Delivery in 2019 and over the past four years speaks to our team’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient safety and quality throughout the labor and delivery process,” says Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health. “At Englewood Health, we aim to meet and exceed families’ expectations to provide the best possible birthing experience.”

The Family Birth Place at Englewood Health features award-winning maternity care services with the experience of a luxury hotel. Board-certified obstetricians and nurses work with expectant mothers to create individualized care plans.

“The birth of a child is one of life’s most significant milestones. Expectant parents should research and select a hospital with the highest clinical outcomes for the delivery of their baby,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “As healthcare trends continue to improve and evolve, patients who select a hospital that is a 5-star recipient can feel confident in their decision when it comes to women’s care.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states, from 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes, and that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not. For example:

  • From 2015 to 2017, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 105,690 patients1.
  • From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award[1].
  • From 2015 through 2017, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 57-percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star1.

In addition to earning the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award and the 5-star rating for Vaginal Delivery and C-section Delivery four years in a row, Englewood Hospital has received the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award for four consecutive years.


[1]  Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 15 states for which all-payer data was made available.

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