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Healthgrades Announces 2023 Top Hospitals for Obstetrics & Gynecology

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    Denver, CO – November 14, 2023 – Healthgrades, the #1 site Americans use to find a doctor or hospital, today announced the national leaders in Obstetrics & Gynecology: the recipients of the 2023 Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™, the Gynecological Surgery Excellence Award™, and the overall Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™. This assessment is based solely on clinical outcomes and recognizes the top hospitals nationwide that provide superior care for patients during gynecologic procedures and labor and delivery.

    For this annual analysis, Healthgrades evaluated hospital performance across four OB-GYN services–Vaginal Delivery, C-Section Delivery, Hysterectomy, and Gynecological Procedures–in 16 states that make data available. The 2023 awards identify the top 10% of hospitals in each area of OB-GYN care. Healthgrades is recognizing 145 hospitals across the three awards, including 17 particularly high-performing facilities that achieved all three awards.

    A few notable statistics about the top-performing hospitals include:

    • From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, have, on average, a 46.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.*
    • From 2018-2020, if all hospitals in the 16 states included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, on average, 153,369 patients could have avoided complications.*
    • From 2018-2020, if all hospitals in the 16 states included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, on average, 135,637 patients could have avoided complications.*

    “Hospital quality is one of the most important factors in determining your likelihood of a positive outcome, but many don’t realize it’s something they should consider when choosing a doctor,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Identifying the national leaders in Obstetrics & Gynecology makes it easier for consumers to consider hospital quality before choosing an OB-GYN specialist.”

    With tools like hospital quality ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. View the full list of award recipients and find the hospital that’s right for you.

    *Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available. See Healthgrades Obstetrics & Gynecology Ratings Methodology for more details. For more information about our award determination process, see Healthgrades Obstetrics & Gynecology Award Methodology.

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