Odessa Regional Medical Center (ORMC) announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. According to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, this distinction places ORMC within the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during labor and delivery.
“We are very proud to be recognized for our labor and delivery care,” said ORMC President Stacey Brown. “ORMC is committed to providing the highest level quality care to our patients. This award is an example of achieving that goal through the dedication and hard work of our physicians and hospital staff.”
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for virtually every hospital in the 15 states and the District of Columbia that provide all-payer state data for years 2014 through 2016. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
- From 2014 to 2016, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 101,543 patients.*
- From 2014 through 2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 36.8 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award.*
“Consumers value high-quality outcomes when selecting hospitals, especially with delivery of a child,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Parents have many options when looking for the right providers, and the Healthgrades 2018 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award gives them important insight to find the top hospitals in their areas.”
In addition to this award, ORMC was designated earlier this year as a Level III Neonatal Facility (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) in Perinatal Care Region-J by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Other Healthgrades awards for ORMC include, 5-Star Recipient for C-Section and Vaginal Delivery for four years in a row (2015-2018).
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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 15 states and the District of Columbia states for which all-payer data was made available.