Bay Area Hospital receives two national excellence awards

5:17 AM, Sep 07, 2018

The awards just keep on coming for the Corpus Christi Medical Center.

Bay Area Hospital has just been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award.

Their achievement for exceptional clinical outcomes also earn them the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award.

The Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award highlights hospitals with exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during childbirth, also during and after gynecological surgeries and procedures.

“Right now in the United States the mortality morbidity risk in pregnancy is huge, and this is a huge award because ours is low and we do a good job of sending our moms and babies home happy and healthy,” said Corpus Christi Medical Center Labor and Delivery Manager Denise Luker

Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for all patients made available by 15 individual states and the District of Columbia from 2014 to 2016.

“They look at risk factors and want to make sure that we have positive outcomes. This essentially means for us, we have very good outcomes and very low risk factors when it comes to serving our community,” said Corpus Christi Medical Center Director of Women and Neonatal Services Liberty King.

This accreditation means they are one of the top hospitals, not only in the state of Texas, but also in the nation.

“We are one of the top 10 percent of the hospitals to receive an award like this,’ said King.

“This means our nurses and doctors do a great job of taking care of our patients, and the ancillary staff helps us do that. We don’t do it for the paper and the awards, we do it for our patients and our community,” said Luker.

Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC) – Bay Area has been named a recipient of the Healthgrades 2018 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award and the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award.

These achievements recognize BayArea for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during and after childbirth, as well as women undergoing gynecological procedures.

According to Healthgrades, these distinctions place Bay Area within the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of women during labor and delivery, and gynecological procedures.

This recognition follows on the heels of Corpus Christi Medical Center’s other recent awards, including the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award and Healthgrades 2018 Vascular Surgery Excellence Award.

“Receiving national recognition is truly an honor; it is a testament to our staff’s dedication in ensuring our patients have the best possible care and outcomes,” said Jay Woodall, CEO at Corpus Christi Medical Center – Bay Area.

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 providing all payer data from 2014 through 2016.

Healthgrades found the variation in hospital performance showed a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:

· If all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided in 101,543 patients.

· Patients treated in hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 36.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

“Consumers value high-quality outcomes when selecting hospitals, especially with the 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 area.”

Similar results were seen in the performance of hospitals from the 15 states and District of Columbia receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Awards versus their peers in 2014-16:

  • During this time, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 116,145 patients.
  • Additionally, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, had, on average a 32.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if treated in hospitals that did not receive the Award.

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