Healthgrades Recognizes Swedish Medical Center as 2017 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ Recipient
Englewood, CO- July 28, 2017 – Swedish Medical Center today announced that it has been named a 2017 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This award places Swedish Medical Center among a select group of hospitals—the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for providing outstanding quality outcomes in gynecologic surgery, and the only hospital in Colorado to receive this 5 star recognition.
“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2017 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ have proven that they deliver high-quality gynecological care to their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Consumers tend to place high-quality outcomes at the top of their wish list when selecting a hospital, so health systems that have achieved this particular distinction stand out among their peers.”
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in gynecologic surgery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for all patients (all-payer data) made available by 17 individual states for years 2013 through 2015. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality for gynecologic surgery.
- From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, had, on average, a 47.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.*
- From 2013 through 2015, if all hospitals in the 17 states included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, on average, 15,557 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.*
To be considered for an award in this specialty area, a hospital had to be evaluated and categorized into one of three performance categories for both Hysterectomy and Gynecologic Procedures. Healthgrades evaluates both procedures based on in-hospital complications.
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About Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, part of HealthONE, serves as the Rocky Mountain Region’s referral center for neurotrauma and as the region’s first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, a recognized leader in the most advanced stroke care. Swedish offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty and is an eight time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award and a Top 100 Hospital recognized by Reuters. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, Swedish is located in the south metro Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 100 years. Annually, Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1,800 physicians.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 17 states for which all-payer data was made available.