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Two MountainStar hospitals in Utah achieved national recognition for achieving excellence in women’s healthcare. Healthgrades recognized Ogden Regional Medical Center with the 2012 Maternity Care Excellence Award for the 10th year in a row (2003-2012). St. Mark’s Hospital earned the 2012 Women’s Health Excellence Award for the third consecutive year.
“I’m honored that two MountainStar hospitals have again been recognized by Healthgrades for providing exceptional services to women,” noted John Hanshaw, CEO, MountainStar Healthcare. “This outstanding recognition truly belongs to the physicians, nurses and support staff at Ogden Regional and St. Mark’s, who are deeply committed to consistently delivering the best care to women in their communities.”
Healthgrades is a leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. It released the national 2012 Trends in Women’s Health in American Hospitals study on June 19, 2012.
As a result of study findings, St. Mark’s Hospital is one of 176 hospitals out of 4,783 acute care hospitals nationwide to earn the Women’s Health Excellence Award. It recognizes the experienced caregivers at the Salt Lake City hospital that help women to safely undergo joint replacements, diminish or eliminate pulmonary and vascular conditions, or survive a heart attack or stroke. This award places St. Mark’s among the top five percent of hospitals across the United States.
“In our study, Healthgrades noted the rate of surgical intervention for women suffering a heart attack has increased over the years. This is good news, especially for patients who choose care at hospitals that are top performers in women’s healthcare,” said Divya Cantor, MD, MBA, Healthgrades senior physician consultant and the study’s author. “Our goal is to provide current, independent data on clinical outcomes to help prospective patients make informed decisions about their providers while also identifying hospitals that are setting national benchmarks to which other hospitals can aspire.”
Ogden Regional Medical Center was among 224 hospitals in the United States recognized with the Maternity Care Excellence Award, out of the nearly 5,000 hospitals included in this year’s Healthgrades study. It is among the top 10 percent in the nation for delivering award-winning maternity care.
“As women become more likely to seek medical attention based on public reporting outcomes, this level of detail in reduction of complications will be most important,” said Cantor. “Which hospital an expectant mom chooses to have her baby can result in lifelong consequences for both her and her baby. Physicians and all care givers are able to use this data as impetus for improving their quality outcomes.”
To identify top performing hospitals in women’s health, the Healthgrades study examined hospitalization records from the MedPAR database in all 50 states for the years 2008 through 2010. Key findings from this year’s report on women’s health include:
The 176 hospitals that achieved Women’s Health Excellence Awards were evaluated on the following:
To identify top performing hospitals in maternity care, the Healthgrades study used three years of data, (2008 through 2010) from 19 states where hospital patient outcomes data are publicly available. Key findings from this year’s report on maternity care include:
The 224 hospitals that received Maternity Care Excellence Awards were evaluated on the following: