THE WOODLANDS, TX (November, 30, 2020) – St. Luke’s Health—The Woodlands Hospital today announced it has been named a five-star recipient for C-section and Vaginal Deliveries as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This five-star rating indicates that The Woodlands Hospital clinical outcomes for deliveries are statistically significantly better than expected.
“Our team of skilled physicians, nurses, and staff recognize the importance of providing high quality services to women in our communities,” said Jim Parisi, St. Luke’s Health North Houston Market President. “We are thrilled to receive the 5-star recognition from Healthgrades as we continually strive to offer compassionate, safe care to our patients and their families.”
“Hospital quality should be top of mind for consumers when they evaluate and compare hospital performance,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Women who select a hospital with a 5-star rating can feel confident in their choice knowing that these organizations are committed to providing exceptional women’s care to their patients.”
“This is an outstanding achievement,” said Ferenc Markos, MD, Medical Director of Women’s Services at The Woodlands Hospital. “The St. Luke’s Health team consistently puts patients first, and strives to deliver the highest quality care in our community. Receiving this award from Healthgrades is a true testament to the dedication of our team.”
Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received five stars and those that have not. For example:
From 2016 through 2018, women having a C-section or vaginal delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.
From 2016-2018, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average 59.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.