Mercy Recognized As 5-Star Recipient - Gynecologic Procedures & Vaginal Delivery for 3rd Consecutive Year

August 11, 2020

5 Star Vaginal Delivery Hospital - Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for both gynecologic procedures and for vaginal delivery for 3 years in a row (2018-2020) as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. The 5-star rating indicates that Mercy’s clinical outcomes in both categories are statistically significantly better than expected.

“Mercy Medical Center has a long established, national reputation for being a leader in women’s health. Mercy recently celebrated the 25th year of our acclaimed Weinberg Center for Women’s Health and Medicine. This designation by Healthgrades is further evidence of Mercy’s reputation for providing quality women’s health care in a compassionate setting,” said Dr. David Maine, President and CEO, Mercy Health Services, Mercy Medical Center.

“Hospital quality should be top of mind for consumers when they evaluate and compare hospital performance,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Women who select a hospital with a 5-star rating can feel confident in their choice knowing that these organizations are committed to providing exceptional women’s care to their patients.”

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2016 through 2018. 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 2016 through 2018, women having a gynecologic procedure in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 66.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star*. Similarly, women having a vaginal delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars in this same timeframe have, on average, a 43.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star*.

Learn more about Healthgrades hospital quality awards and methodologies.

About Mercy

Founded in 1874 in Downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed, acute care, university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a high-performing Maryland hospital (U.S. News & World Report); has achieved an overall 5-Star quality, safety, and patient experience rating (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services); is A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade); and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet™ hospital. Mercy Health Services is a not-for-profit health system and the parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Personal Physicians.

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