August 11, 2020 — Englewood Health has received the Healthgrades 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™, Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™, 5-star recognition for vaginal delivery and 5-star recognition for C-section delivery, all for five 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 mothers during and after labor and delivery, as well as care of women undergoing gynecologic procedures. Englewood Health is in the top 10% of hospitals evaluated for this award.
“Earning these Healthgrades awards over the past five years reflects the dedication of our team members to provide personalized, high-quality care to women before and throughout the labor and delivery experience,” said Kathleen Kaminsky, MS, RN, NE-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Englewood Health.
At the Family Birth Place at Englewood Health, mom and baby receive expert care and attention, as well as a full spectrum of services including prenatal care, high-risk testing and monitoring, childbirth education, and post-pregnancy resources and support.
“Today, expectant parents are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of hospital quality and understand that it needs to play a factor in selecting where to deliver their baby,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “The 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ recognizes those hospitals that provide high-quality care for mothers during labor and delivery, so parents can have confidence in their decision.”
“Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that mothers and babies throughout our community experience exceptional care at Englewood Hospital, and we are proud to receive this recognition,” said Jamie Ketas, vice president of quality at Englewood Health.
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for virtually every hospital in each of the 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
- From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ had, on average, a 40% 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 in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™, 141,823 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided.*
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*Healthgrades analysis is based on more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records for the most recent three-year time period available from nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.