Healthgrades Names Huntington Hospital 5-Star Recipient in Several Women’s Care Procedures

Published : Sunday, August 6, 2017 | 4:54 AM

Huntington Hospital today announced that it has been named a 5-star recipient for uro-gynecologic procedures, hysterectomy, vaginal delivery and c-section delivery by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. A 5-star rating indicates that the hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. Huntington Hospital is one of only two hospitals in Los Angeles County to receive 5-star ratings in all four of these procedures.

“We are proud to be recognized for women’s care by Healthgrades,” said Paula Verrette, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, quality and physician services, Huntington Hospital. “I’m grateful for our excellent physicians, caring nurses and attentive staff who work so hard to provide compassionate care, and high-quality outcomes, to women in our community.”

“Consumers place high-quality outcomes at the top of their wish list when selecting a hospital, so health systems that have achieved this particular distinction stand out among their peers,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Especially in an environment where consumers have more choices than ever before about where to receive care, a hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes for their patients is more important than ever.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 17 states for years 2013 through 2015. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those who have received 5-stars and those who have not. For example:

  • Uro-Gynecologic Procedures: From 2013-2015, patients having a uro-gynecologic procedures in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average 89.0% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*
  • Hysterectomies: From 2013-2015, patients having a hysterectomies in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average 65.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*
  • Vaginal Delivery: From 2013-2015, patients having a vaginal delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average 54.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*
  • C-Section Delivery: From 2013-2015, patients having a c-section delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average 66.0% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 17 states for which all payer data was made available.

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