Odessa Regional Medical Center Achieves Healthgrades Labor and Delivery and Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™

Odessa Regional Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and the 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award.™ This distinction places Odessa Regional Medical Center in the top 5% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery as well as care of women undergoing gynecologic procedures, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

“We are so proud of our staff and physicians for earning this Labor and Delivery Excellence award three years in a row,” said Stacey Brown, president at Odessa Regional Medical Center. “It illustrates ORMC’s commitment to our Moms and their babies in Odessa and the Permian Basin Region. However, we are not done yet. We continue to focus on moving all aspects of our Maternity service line to the next level as evidenced by our recent implementation of a 24/7 Laborist program and the opening of our Obstetrics Emergency Room. In addition, we are beginning a $13M renovation project of our Women’s campus which will result in an absolutely beautiful environment for our patients to enjoy while also receiving this top-notch care.”

“Today, expectant parents are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of hospital quality and understand that it needs to play a factor in selecting where to deliver their baby,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “The 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award recognizes those hospitals that provide high quality care for mothers during labor and delivery, so parents can have confidence in their decision.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for virtually every hospital in each of the 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:

From 2016 through 2018, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 124,867 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided*

Additionally, from 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 40% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award had, on average, a 34% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award*.

 

*  Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.

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