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Englewood Hospital  Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Maternity Care and Gynecologic Surgery

- Healthgrades® Report Reveals Top-Performing Hospitals-

(Englewood, NJ, July 30, 2013) – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has been named among the top-performing hospitals evaluated in maternity care and gynecologic surgery, according to a new report released by Healthgrades®, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. 

Healthgrades® recognized Englewood Hospital with the Maternity Care Excellence Award™, and Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™.The medical center’s performance related to clinical outcomes measured (complication and mortalities) was among the top five percent of hospitals evaluated.

“This recognition is an extraordinary accomplishment,” said Warren Geller, President and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “Our entire health care team continues to deliver the best care in the country to the community we serve, just as our patients will continue to inspire our team to set new standards in quality and safety.”

Healthgrades® makes its performance evaluations using three years of publicly-reported hospital data. The best‐performing hospitals received 5 stars, average‐performing hospitals received 3 stars, and poor‐performing hospitals received one star.

Over the 3 years analyzed, patients at 5-Star hospitals had 55-percent fewer complications during natural childbirth and 77-percent fewer complications during a C-section delivery compared to one star hospitals.

This year marks the eleventh consecutive year that Englewood Hospital received the 5-star rating (2003-2013) for Maternity Care.

“We have made it our priority to provide the most advanced maternity care to our moms-to-be and their families and are honored to receive recognition for those efforts,” said Faith Frieden, MD, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Englewood Hospital.

The variation in hospital performance also makes a difference in terms of clinical outcomes for gynecologic surgery. From 2009 through 2011, patients at 5-star hospitals had a nearly 55-percent lower risk of complications than patients treated at 1-star hospitals. Healthgrades® reports nearly 28,000 patients could have avoided complications if all hospitals performed at the level of 5 star hospitals in gynecologic surgery.

Englewood Hospital also received the 5-star rating for Gynecologic Surgery.

For additional details on the methodology for selecting the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award recipients or Maternity Care Excellence Award recipients, please see the complete Healthgrades Women’s Health Report 2013: ‘Lean In’ When Making Healthcare Decisions to Get Your Best Outcome at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

About HealthGrades

Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 200 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites, including Healthgrades.com and BetterMedicine.com, to research, select, and connect with a physician or hospital, and use its comprehensive information about clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action.

 

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.   Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.