Christ Hospital has been a leader in maternal care and women's services in Hudson for nearly a decade. As a member of CarePoint Health, our institution is now poised to set new standards of excellence to the benefit of all our patients - Peter Kelly, CEO.
Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) October 04, 2013
CarePoint Health Christ Hospital announced today that it has achieved Healthgrades 2013 Maternity Care Excellence Award, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. The distinction places CarePoint Health- Christ Hospital within the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care provided to mothers (during and after childbirth) and to their newborn children.
"Christ Hospital has been a leader in maternal care and women's services in Hudson for nearly a decade. As a member of CarePoint Health, our institution is now poised to set new standards of excellence to the benefit of all our patients. I salute our physicians, nurses and other caregivers who are responsible for this honor and recognition,” said Peter Kelly, CEO and President of Christ Hospital.
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 deliverythan 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.”
Christ Hospital 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.
About CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital
Christ Hospital in Jersey City has been delivering quality healthcareto Hudson County for more than 140 years. With a highly-qualifiedmedical team — including physicians with specialties ranging fromallergies to women’s services the 376-bed acute care facility offers a full spectrum of services and has been recognized for excellencein cardiovascular, respiratory, and newborn care. As a State-certifiedStroke Center and Primary Angioplasty Center, Christ Hospitalprovides lifesaving emergency interventions with outcomes thatrank among the best in New Jersey.
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