CarePoint Health – Hoboken University Medical Center Named One of Healthgrades2013 Five Star Recipients for Maternity Care and GYN Surgery

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The Healthgrades (http://www.healthgrades.com) distinction places CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medical Center within the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care provided to mothers (during and after childbirth) and to their newborn children.

This award illustrates the success of our work, and there is much more planned to continue to enhance maternity services for the thousands of expectant mothers in Hoboken and Hudson County - Paul Walker CEO.

CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medcail Center announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2013 Five Star Ratings for Maternity Care and GYN Surgery, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The distinction places CarePoint Health- Hoboken University Medical Centerwithin the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care provided to mothers (during and after childbirth) and to their newborn children.

“CarePoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center is very proud to receive the Healthgrades Five Star Rating for Maternity Care and GYN Surgery. CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medical Center as a result of our diligence to improve our services from a clinical and facility perspective, said Paul Walker, CEO. This award illustrates the success of our work, and there is much more planned to continue to enhance maternity services for the thousands of expectant mothers in Hoboken and Hudson County. Our goal is to develop the caliber of service and outcomes one would find in only the finest hospitals in the country. At CarePoint Health HUMC we are expanding clinical care outside of the hospital as well with the development of Maternal Fetal Centers, a Pampered Pregnancy Boutique, and new OB/GYN offices to enhance patient convenience. Thank you to Health grades for this honor.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in maternity care, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for virtually every hospital in the 18 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2009 through 2011. Maternity Care ratings are based on the analysis and equal weighting of the following factors:

  •     Maternal complication rate among women undergoing vaginal deliveries
  •     Maternal complication rate among women undergoing C-sections
  •     Number of newborn deliveriesadjusted for low birth weight
  •     Newborn risk-adjusted mortality

The variation in hospital performance can make a difference in terms of clinical outcomes. The Healthgrades report highlights that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals had 55% fewer complications during a vaginal childbirth delivery and 77% fewer during a C-section delivery than those treated at 1-star rated hospitals.

“Hospital complication, birth rate and newborn mortality rates are important pieces of quality information that all women should be aware of when they are making their decision about how and where to deliver their baby,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Patients can rest assured that those hospitals recognized as a Healthgrades 2013 Maternity Care Excellence Award recipient have demonstrated an established commitment to maternal care.”

Hoboken University Medical Center is proud to announce the opening of dedicated Emergency Departments just for our pregnant patients.

In order to meet the special needs and health concerns of our expectant mothers, we have created emergency rooms that specialize in obstetric care. Our Obstetrical Emergency Departments (OB EDs) are the first in New Jersey.The OB ED will offer our patients greater ease of access, more privacy, and better targeted care. Some of the features of the OB ED include:

  • Each patient is seen by a specialist in obstetric care
  • Immediate assessment and intervention for patients with obstetrical emergency conditions
  • Less wait time
  • Facilities designed specifically for obstetrical care
  • Greater privacy
  • Less exposure to airborne illnesses

For additional details on the methodology for selecting the Maternity Care Excellence Award recipients, please see the complete Healthgrades Women’s Health Report 2013: ‘Lean In’ When Making Healthcare Decisions to Get Your Best Outcome at http://www.healthgrades.com/quality.

CarePoint Health Hoboken University Medical Center
Hoboken University Medical Center provides advanced medical technologies supporting nearly 500 physicians and nurse practitioners in service to Hoboken and the surrounding communities. At 333 beds, HUMC offers a comprehensive range of services including a new state of the art Emergency Department, inpatient rehabilitation, transitional care and behavioral health. HUMC’s OB/GYN services provide the most advanced, comprehensive and personalized women’s healthcare, including a dedicated OB Emergency program.

About Healthgrades
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the leading online resource of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 225 million visitors use the Healthgrades websites to search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs. Consumers are empowered through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action. For more information please visit http://www.healthgrades.com and http://www.bettermedicine.com

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