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Houston Northwest Medical Center Recognized in the Top 15% of the Nation for Maternity Care Services from HealthGrades
Date:6/30/2009

HOUSTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Northwest Medical Center announced today that HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company, recognized them among the top 15% of hospitals for Maternity Care services as a recipient of a 5-Star Rating for 2009/2010. Houston Northwest Medical Center is one of only 218 hospitals nation-wide to be named a recipient of this prestigious distinction. HealthGrades found that wide gaps continue to persist in quality outcomes for maternity care and the best-performing hospitals had far fewer complications compared with poor-performing hospitals.

The Sixth Annual HealthGrades Women's Health in American Hospitals study found that best-performing hospitals had 52% fewer maternal complications among women who had vaginal births at their facility compared to poor-performing hospitals. In addition, among women who had either C-sections or Patient-choice C-sections at these top performing hospitals, they experienced 76% and 84% fewer complications respectively.

"To be ranked among the top 15 percent in the nation for maternity care is a great honor and is a tribute to our physicians and staff who deliver quality care to our patients year after year," said Becky Winders, women's services nursing director at Houston Northwest Medical Center.

Study findings include the following:

  • If all hospitals, among the 19 states studied, performed at the level of the best-performing hospitals from 2005 through 2007, 182,129 women may have avoided developing one or more in-hospital major obstetrics complications.
  • Best-performing hospitals had a 56% lower weight-stratified neonatal mortality compared to poor-performing hospitals.
  • C-section rates average approximately 32% among the 19 states studied.
  • Quality inconsistencies are seen when comparing states; those with the lowest complication rate
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