OSF St. Joseph Achieves Recognition Recipient of Gynecologic Surgery Award

6/16/2015 - Bloomington, Illinois

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center today announced that it has been named one of a select group of hospitals—the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated — identified as providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. OSF St. Joseph is the only hospital in McLean County to receive the recognition.

"We are thrilled to be among a select group of hospitals nationwide to receive this award which recognizes our commitment to women's health and our tradition of serving women and newborns in McLean County with the greatest care and love,” said Chad Boore, President of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. "Receiving this recognition offers strong validation of the quality of care, surgical expertise, and commitment from staff at OSF St. Joseph to help prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and complications for women in our community.”

“Healthgrades 2015 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award is designed to provide consumers with access to the information needed to make an informed decision about where to seek treatment for the best possible outcomes in gynecologic surgery,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “The hospitals that achieved this distinction have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach when it comes to gynecological care.”

Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award includes hysterectomy and surgery related to female reproductive organs. 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 13 individual states for years 2011 through 2013. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in quality for gynecologic surgery.

From 2011-2013, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, have, on average, a 46.1 percent 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 2011-2013, if all hospitals in the 13 states included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, on average, 17,592 patients experiencing one or more in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.

For additional details on the methodology for selecting the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award recipients, please see the complete Healthgrades 2015 Report on Women’s Health, at www.healthgrades.com/quality.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2011 through 2013 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 13 states for which all payer data was made available.

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