Good Samaritan Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence AwardAug 11, 2020
Good Samaritan Medical Center is a recipient of Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. This distinction places Good Samaritan Medical Center in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
“This is the direct result of our medical staff’s relentless focus on strengthening our labor and delivery department at our hospital, in our community and beyond,” said Sheri Montgomery, CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “We are pleased to continue providing the excellent standard of care our patients have come to expect.”
“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, 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.”
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, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 124,867 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided.
- 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.