Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital Receive National Honors for Delivering Superior Women’s Care

By August 12, 2019 Press Release, Recognition

When it comes to superior women’s care, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital deliver… literally.  Both hospitals announced today a number of national Healthgrades honors, topping the list with the 2019 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ and 2019 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. Healthgrades is the leading online healthcare information resource connecting almost one million patients daily with physicians and hospitals.

Both distinctions recognize Sunrise Hospital for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during labor and immediately after delivery of their newborn, as well as women undergoing gynecologic procedures. In addition, Sunrise is honored by Healthgrades in 2019 for superior performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology and for the second year in a row, Labor and Delivery (2018-2019). The hospital is among the top five percent of hospitals evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology and Labor and Delivery in 2019. It is among the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2019 and Labor and Delivery for two years in a row (2017-2019).

Healthgrades designated Sunrise Hospital as a Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for five years in a row (2015-2019) and for C-Section Delivery three years in a row (2017-2019).

“Sunrise Hospital is a community dedicated to healing, which all starts with the exceptional care and outstanding outcomes our labor and delivery teams provide expectant mothers and their newborns,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, president and CEO, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. “Congratulations to our teams for their ongoing commitment to superior women’s care, quality, experience and outcomes.”

“The Healthgrades 2019 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award recognizes hospitals that are dedicated to providing quality care for expectant mothers and women who will undergo gynecologic procedures,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers who do their

homework by researching the quality of their local hospitals will make more informed healthcare decisions, and it could make a difference in terms of clinical outcomes.”

Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for all patients (all-payer data) provided by 15 individual states for years 2015 through 2017. During this time, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades 2019 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 119,203 patients1.

Additionally, from 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award had, on average, a 33.4 percent 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[1].

Most recently Sunrise Hospital completed investment and enhancements in its Labor and Delivery services to enhance the birthing experience for expectant mothers. Upgrades included a warm and inviting entrance, portable wireless fetal monitors allowing expectant mothers to stroll around the unit, and baby warmers capable of weighing newborns and limit unnecessary lifting and moving about for the hospital’s tiny patients. New furnishings, communication whiteboards and 55-inch TVs were installed in each Labor and Delivery room, plus birthing peanut balls are provided for patients to accommodate labor contractions.