Swedish Medical Center
August 03, 2018

Healthgrades Names HCA/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center a 2018 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery

Englewood, CO, August 3, 2018 – HCA/HealthONE’s Swedish Medical Center today announced that it has been named a 2018 5-star recipient for vaginal delivery by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This 5-star rating indicates that the hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.

“Swedish is proud to have received this important award,” Said Ryan Thornton, Chief Nursing Officer of Swedish Medical Center, “It recognizes our team’s commitment to providing the highest level of care to our patients.”

“With more options than ever on where to receive care, consumers need to do their homework,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have received a 5-star rating have shown dedication and expertise, resulting in high-quality outcomes for patients.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states and the District of Columbia for years 2014 through 2016. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not. For example:  

  • From 2014 through 2016, patients having a vaginal delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average, a 42.7 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

The Birth Place at Swedish Medical Center is staffed by specially trained nurses, perinatologists, obstetricians, midwives, and neonatologists with over 1800 years of combined experience. Located in Englewood, Colorado, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Swedish Medical Center has been certified a level III Neonatal Intensive Care with access to a full range of pediatric medical subspecialties.

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About Swedish Medical Center

Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA’s HealthONE, is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 110 years. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, annually Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of approximately 2,000 dedicated employees, 300 volunteers and 1,400 physicians.

With stroke door to treatment times averaging just 20 minutes, Swedish serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for the most advanced stroke treatment, and was the state’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Swedish also serves as the region’s neurotrauma and orthopedic trauma provider and is the area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish.

Swedish Medical Center offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty including adult and pediatric emergency, heart care, neurology/neurosurgery, pregnancy and childbirth, orthopedics and joint replacement, cancer care, gastroenterology and liver care, gynecology and urology. Additional information about the hospital is available at www.SwedishHospital.com.

* 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.

Media Contact: Kara Hamersky

Manager, Marketing/Public Relations