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 2021 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2019-2021) and the 2021 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for four years in a row (2018-2021). These distinctions recognize the exceptional care Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital provide to mothers during and after childbirth and to women undergoing gynecologic procedures. Healthgrades is the leading online healthcare information resource connecting almost one million patients daily with physicians and hospitals.

“When selecting a hospital for women’s care, there is no substitution for having utmost confidence in your caregivers and the quality of care provided,” said Todd P. Sklamberg, Chief Executive Officer, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. “Our award-winning women’s and childbirth care team at Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital instill that confidence every single year for women and new or growing families in our community. I applaud our team for their dedication and commitment to providing exceptional quality and family-centered care to our patients.”

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of taking control of their health and this means finding the right hospital with the most favorable outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Women who seek care at a hospital that has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award can have confidence in the organization’s commitment to delivering superior care.”

Both distinctions recognize Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during labor and immediately after delivery for their newborn, as well as women undergoing gynecologic procedures. The two hospitals’ complete list of 2021 recognitions are:

Obstetrics and Gynecology

o   Recipient of the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

o   Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

o   Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

o   Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

Labor and Delivery

o   Recipient of the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)

o   Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)

o   Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)

o   Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)

o   Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 7 Years in a Row (2015-2021)

o   Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for hospitals across 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2017 through 2019. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:

  • From 2017 to 2019, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades 2021 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, 155,179 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided.*
  • From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award had, on average, a 37% 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*.
  • From 2017 through 2019, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 138,318 patients with complications could potentially have been avoided*.
  • From 2017 through 2019, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 41.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*.

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Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital offer high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of Southern Nevada, its surrounding region, and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital serves as Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, which is located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. Occupying the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital. Together, the 762-bed facilities offer a full range of services for both children and adults.

*  Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.