Denver, CO, August 14, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- HCA/HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. According to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, this distinction places Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center within the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during labor and delivery.
“We are proud to be recognized as a top 5% hospital for labor and delivery services based on our high quality and safety standards,” states Dr. Oliver Jones, Chair of Women’s Services at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. “At Presbyterian/St. Luke’s, our highly-skilled, specially-trained teams provide expert, compassionate care for our soon-to-be mothers, including advanced maternal age (35+) or the delivery of twins, triplets or more. Whether routine or high risk, we are committed to providing a safe and successful pregnancy and birthing experience for all our expecting families.”
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for virtually every hospital in the 15 states and the District of Columbia that provide all-payer state data for years 2014 through 2016. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
· - From 2014 to 2016, 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 101,543 patients.*
· - From 2014 through 2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 36.8 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award.*
“Consumers value high-quality outcomes when selecting hospitals, especially with delivery of a child,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Parents have many options when looking for the right providers, and the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award gives them important insight to find the top hospitals in their areas.”
View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies at https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/hospital-ratings-awards.
Learn more about how hospitals partner with Healthgrades at https://hs.healthgrades.com/hospitals/
About HCA/HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
For more than 135 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, and from around the world. With more than 80 specialties, 1,200 specialists and primary care physicians and 1,800 employees, P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is the only tertiary/quaternary combined pediatric and adult hospital in this region. Leading comprehensive services include the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care, Blood & Marrow Transplant, Labor & Delivery/Mom & Baby, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Spine, Kidney/Liver Transplant, Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing, Infectious Disease and more. For more information, please visit www.pslmc.com.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 15 states and the District of Columbia states for which all-payer data was made available.