Quality and Population Health, Recognition

Englewood Receives Healthgrades Excellence Awards for OBGYN and Labor & Delivery

For the fourth consecutive year, Englewood Hospital has received two Healthgrades Excellence Awards for women’s health:

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during labor and immediately after delivery of their newborn, as well as women undergoing gynecologic procedures.
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery. In addition, we were recognized as a 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery.

OBGYN Excellence Award

Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for all patients (all-payer data) provided by 15 individual states between 2015 through 2017. During this time, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades 2019 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 119,203 patients.

Additionally, from 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award had, on average, a 33.4% 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.

Labor & Delivery Excellence Award

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states, from 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes, and that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not. For example:

  • From 2015 to 2017, 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 105,690 patients.
  • From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.
  • From 2015 through 2017, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 57-percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.