Richmond, VA (August 3, 2018) – HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has earned the 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
This distinction places Henrico Doctors’ within the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during labor and delivery. In addition, Henrico Doctors’ is recognized as a 5-Star recipient for Vaginal Delivery in 2017 and 2018, and a 5-Star recipient for C-Section delivery for 2016, 2017 and 2018.
“Everything we do is about the safety, outcome and experience of the mothers who entrust their care to us,” said Amber Price, DNP, CNM, vice-president of Women’s and Children’s Services at The Women’s Hospital, Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. “Our rigorous processes allow for an optimal birth experience while maintaining the highest safety standards in maternal and newborn care, but our exceptional nursing and medical staff are the reason more women choose to have a baby here than at any other hospital in the region.”
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for virtually every hospital in the 15 states and the District of Columbia that provide all-payer state data for years 2014 through 2016. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
- From 2014 to 2016, 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 101,543 patients.*
- From 2014 through 2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 36.8 percent 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.
“Consumers value high-quality outcomes when selecting hospitals, especially with delivery of a child,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer at Healthgrades. “Parents have many options when looking for the right providers, and the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award gives them important insight to find the top hospitals in their areas.”
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 15 states and the District of Columbia for which all payer data was made available.