Good Samaritan Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for 2nd Year in a Row (2018-2019)Dec 12, 2019
Good Samaritan Medical Center announces it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2019 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. This distinction places Good Samaritan in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.
“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 Tara McCoy, CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center. “We are pleased to continue providing the excellent standard of care our patients have come to expect.”
“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. “We commend those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2019 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award for the exceptional care they provide for mothers during labor and delivery.”
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 15 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
- 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 patients.
- From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 39.2% 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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