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Mission Regional Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Women's Health Services

Mission Regional Medical Center Recognized for Excellence in Women's Health Services

08-18-2016

Mission Regional Medical Center recently accepted, for the second consecutive year, Healthgrades 2016 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ . On hand for the award presentation were (l-r) Sheena Kaukel-Garza, Director, Labor and Delivery, Javier Iruegas, CEO, Dr. Gretchen Velasco, OB/GYN, Chairperson, Obstetrics Department, Andrea Kohnert, RN, Clinical Manager, Women’s Health Services.

Mission Regional Medical Center (MRMC) announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2016 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and the Healthgrades 2016 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ for the second year in a row, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Mission Regional Medical Center within the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care provided to mothers during labor and delivery and for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women in childbirth, as well as during and after gynecologic surgeries and procedures.

“It’s an honor to receive these awards on behalf of Mission Regional Medical Center for the second year in a row,” said Javier Iruegas, CEO, F.A.C.H.E. “These awards affirm our commitment to the highest level of care for mothers and their new babies who are delivered here at Mission Region al Medical Center.”

“I’m extremely proud of our labor and delivery staff for their commitment to providing outstanding care to women during childbirth, as well as caring for their newborn babies,” says Sheena Kaukel-Garza, Director, Labor and Delivery. “Receiving this award for the second consecutive year shows Mission Regional Medical Center’s consistency of providing high-quality healthcare to our expectant mothers.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, and obstetrics and gynecology, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for virtually every hospital in the 17 states that provide all-payer state data. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:

  • If all hospitals in the 17 states included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, on average, 116,703 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.
  • Further, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, had, on average, a 36.3% 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.
  • Additionally, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, had, on average a 28.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award.

“Selecting a hospital for the birth of one’s child is the first healthcare decision made as parents,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “By choosing a hospital recognized as a Healthgrades 2016 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award recipient, parents can take comfort knowing that they have access to the highest quality care for their loved ones.”

In addition, Mission Regional Medical Center has received the following Healthgrades ratings:

  • Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016)
  • Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery for 2 Years in a Row (2015-2016
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2014-2016)

For additional details on the methodology for selecting the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award recipients, please see the complete Healthgrades 2016 Report on Women’s Health, at www.healthgrades.com/quality

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 17 states for which all-payer data was made available.

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