October 01, 2019
Hospital recognized for superior clinical outcomes in gynecologic surgery
Swedish Medical Center is now a 2019 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award&trad; recipient as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This is the fourth year in a row the hospital has been recognized with this award that places Swedish among a select group of hospitals—in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for providing outstanding quality outcomes in gynecologic surgery.
“Our team of physicians, nurses and staff strive to ensure high quality, compassionate care to the women in our community,” said Christina Merritt, administrative director of women’s services at Swedish Medical Center. “It is a testament to our entire team to be nationally recognized by Healthgrades among such an elite group of hospitals.”
“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2019 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award are recognized for their outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomies and surgeries related to the female reproductive system,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “These hospitals continue to provide exceptional care around these procedures and women can feel confident in the care they receive from these organizations.”
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in gynecologic surgery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for all patients (all-payer data) made available by 15 individual states for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality for gynecologic surgery.
- From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 43.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award1.
- From 2015 to 2017, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 10,366 patients .
In addition to gynecologic procedures, Swedish Medical Center treats all aspects of women’s health, encompassing everything from routine mammography and compassionate childbirth services to minimally invasive robot assisted gynecologic surgery and high-risk perinatal and neonatal care. Swedish is also the region’s leader in nearly all advanced healthcare services providing level I trauma care, burn and reconstructive services, orthopedic and neurotrauma treatment, advanced cardiovascular services, leading-edge cancer treatment and has the fastest growing surgical robotics program in the area.
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Swedish Medical Center, part of HCA Healthcare’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. 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 south metro Denver area’s only level I trauma facility with a dedicated burn and reconstructive center. Over 150 facilities regularly transfer highly complex cases to Swedish. More about the advanced technologies and treatments offered at Swedish Medical Center can be found at SwedishHospital.com.