June 19, 2012
Contact: Craig Bielik
OGDEN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER RANKED AMONG THE TOP 10% IN THE NATION FOR MATERNITY CARE FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE YEARS (2003-2012)
New Report Finds Ogden Regional Medical Center a recipient of the Heathgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award 2012
Ogden, UT (June 19, 2012) – A report released today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, named Ogden Regional Medical Center among the top 10% in the nation for maternity care. Ogden Regional is also the only hospital in Utah to receive this distinction for 10 years in a row (2003-2012). Healthgrades found that women who give birth at 5-Star rated hospitals experience 62 percent fewer complications than lower-performing hospitals.
Ogden Regional, one of 224 hospitals to receive 5-Star designation from HealthGrades in this category, is committed to providing the women of Ogden and their babies with the highest possible quality care.
“We are honored to once again be recognized with such a high grade from this prestigious group” says Mark Adams, chief executive officer at Ogden Regional Medical Center. “Our maternity program has built itself a very positive reputation in our community and this distinction reinforces that we are continuing to deliver high-quality care and patient satisfaction. We believe that new additions at our Women and Children’s Center, including Utah’s only special unit dedicated to mothers who undergo C-Sections, have contributed to our top rating. I congratulate and thank our physicians and staff for creating and maintaining this quality environment for the families who trust us with their 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 Divya Cantor, MD, MBA, HealthGrades senior physician consultant and the study’s author. “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.”
HealthGrades conducted the research as part of its report, Healthgrades 2012 Trends in Women’s Health in American Hospitals. Key findings include:
- In the 19 states studied, 7 percent of women undergoing single live born deliveries experience an in-hospital complication.
- Hospitals that received the 5-Star rating had 62 percent fewer complications during childbirth compared to hospitals rated as poor.
- Healthgrades found the most common in-hospital complications for maternity care patients is lacerations, hemorrhages and postpartum infections.
The 224 hospitals that received the 5-Star rating for maternity care were evaluated on:
- Vaginal delivery maternal complications for single live deliveries
- C-section delivery maternal complication rates for single live deliveries
- Overall volume and volume of low birthweight deliveries
- Risk-adjusted infant mortality rates for single live deliveries
About Ogden Regional Medical Center
About Ogden Regional Medical Center
Ogden Regional Medical Center, a 238-bed hospital, is a Level II Trauma Center and a Certified Stroke Center. In 2011, it was ranked among the top 15 percent in the nation for stroke treatment by Healthgrades. This MountainStar hospital is among only nine in Utah recognized with the 2010 Healthinsight Quality Award. Ogden Regional Medical Center.
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