Healthgrades released the National Leaders in Obstetrics & Gynecology: the recipients of the 2022 Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™, the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™, and the Overall Obstetrics and Gynecology Award™. This assessment is rooted in clinical outcomes for Ob-Gyn patients and recognizes the top hospitals around the nation that provide superior care for patients during labor and delivery and gynecologic procedures, resulting in lower-than-expected complication rates.
For this annual analysis, Healthgrades evaluated hospital performance across four Ob-Gyn services (Vaginal Delivery, C-Section Delivery, Hysterectomy, Gynecological Procedures) in 16 states that make data available. The 2022 awards identify the top 10% of hospitals in each area of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 145 hospitals were recognized across the three awards, including 17 extremely high-performing facilities that achieved all three awards.
A few notable statistics about the top performing hospitals include:
- From 2018-2020, if all hospitals in the 16 states included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, on average, 153,369 patients could have avoided complications.*
- From 2018-2020, if all hospitals in the 16 states included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, on average, 135,637 patients could have avoided complications.*
- From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, have, on average, a 46.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.
- Healthgrades: https://www.healthgrades.com/