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Healthgrades Recognizes Western Maryland Regional Medical Center

July 31st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

– Western Maryland Regional Medical Center announced that it is a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This 5-star rating indicates that Western Maryland Regional Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for Vaginal Delivery.

    “We are very proud to be recognized with this 5-star rating by Healthgrades,” said Barry Ronan, Western Maryland Health System President and CEO. “When WMHS is recognized for its quality standards and excellence in care, it is yet another confirmation of our commitment to serve our patients with the highest quality care.”

     To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states for years 2015 through 2017. 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 2015 through 2017, patients having a vaginal delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 43.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star[1].

    “Healthgrades recognizes hospitals for providing exceptional care in a variety of cohorts for women’s health, and those that achieve a 5-star rating are focused on delivering high quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As healthcare trends continue to improve and evolve, patients who select a hospital that is a 5-star recipient can feel confident in their decision when it comes to women’s care.”


[1] Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 15 states for which all-payer data was made available.

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