Pictured L-R: Javier Iruegas, CEO, Mission Regional Medical Center; Desi
Canals, MD, Chief of Staff; and Sheena Kaukel-Garza, Director, Women's
and Children's Health Services
Mission Regional Medical Center has earned top performing hospital awards
for women’s care services from
Healthgrades, a national organization that helps healthcare consumers evaluate and
compare hospital performance.
The awards related to women’s care include: the 2015 Healthgrades
Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™; the 2015 Healthgrades Obstetrics
and Gynecology Excellence Award.™; and the 2015 Healthgrades Five
Star Rating for Gynecologic Surgery™.
“These awards are a reflection of our ongoing commitment to patient
safety and quality healthcare for all our patients,” said Javier
Iruegas, CEO, Mission Regional Medical Center. “Day in and day out,
we strive to provide our patients with the very best hospital experience.
Whether it’s the delivery of a baby, a routine screening or more
involved surgery, each patient receives exceptional care.”
2015 Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™
There were 104 hospitals that achieved the 2015 Healthgrades Labor and
Delivery Excellence Award™, distinguished as the top 10% of hospitals
evaluated, based on vaginal and C-section delivery outcomes.
For the 2015 Women’s Care Report, Healthgrades compared hospitals
with statistically better than expected performance (5 stars), as a group,
to those with statistically worse than expected performance (1 star),
as a group, and found from 2011-2013:
- Patients having C-Section Delivery in hospitals with 5 stars have, on average,
a 52.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital
than if they were treated in hospitals with 1 star.*
- Similarly, from 2011-2013, patients with a vaginal delivery in hospitals
with 5 stars have, on average a 44.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication
while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals with 1 star.
2015 Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™
Healthgrades recognized 76 facilities who outperformed while caring for
women during and after delivery as well as during gynecologic surgeries.
From 2011-2013, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Obstetrics
and Gynecology Excellence Award, have, on average a 34.4% lower risk of
experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated
in hospitals that did not receive the 2015
2015 5-Star Rating For Its Gynecological Surgery Care™
From 2011-2013, patients having Gynecologic Surgery in hospitals with 5-stars
have, on average:
- 63.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than
if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*
From 2011-2013, patients having Gynecologic Surgery in hospitals receiving
1-star are, on average:
- 2.8 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they
were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.*
“Healthgrades analysis suggests that patients and physicians should
carefully consider their options for hysterectomy, weighing both potential
risks and benefits when selecting the appropriate procedure and methods
for their specific situation,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer.
“By selecting a hospital that has achieved a Five Star Rating in
Gybecological Curgery Care™, consumers can be confident that the
hospital will deliver high quality outcomes for these important procedures.”
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Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years
2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for female Medicare patients only.