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St. Mary's Medical Center Receives Healthgrades' 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award

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SOURCE Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center

St. Mary's is one of only 178 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center has received the  2014 Women's Health Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The recognition distinguishes St. Mary's as a top performing hospital in women's health and one of only 178 hospitals recognized nationally for outcomes of care provided to women for common conditions and procedures treated in the hospital. 

Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award recipient hospitals have the potential to save women's lives. Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10 percent from 2010 through 2012, Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award recipients as a group had a 55 percent lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21 percent lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures.[1] If all hospitals nationwide performed at the level of the Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award hospitals:

  • 22,737 women's lives could have potentially been saved.
  • 30,577 women could have potentially avoided in-hospital complications.

The award adds to St. Mary's list of recognitions received for women's health services. The Sister Diane Grassilli Center for Women's Health – the hub for all women's services at St. Mary's – is nationally-accredited as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

"We are very excited that our women's health services have been recognized once again for outstanding quality," said Anna Cheung, President and CEO of St. Mary's Medical Center. "This is a wonderful tribute to our team of physicians and staff. Their attention to providing the most comprehensive, personalized service to our patients is the epitome of Humankindness."

To see the complete Healthgrades Women's Health Report 2014, including full methodology, please visit: www.healthgrades.com/quality.

Over the course of the past two years, St. Mary's Medical Center has received as many Healthgrades recognitions as any hospital in the Bay Area. Among St. Mary's honors include:

2014  Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

America's 100 Best Hospitals

  • Stroke Care, 2014
  • Gastrointestinal Care, 2014
  • General Surgery, 2014

Top 5% in the Nation

  • Stroke Care, two years in a row, 2013-14
  • Overall Gastrointestinal Services, 2014
  • General Surgery, 2014
  • Gastrointestinal Medical Treatment, 2014

Five-Star Awards

  • Stroke Care, three years in a row, 2011-13
  • Bowel Obstruction, three years in a row, 2012-14
  • Bariatric Surgery, 2013
  • Gynecologic Surgery, 2013
  • Heart Failure, two years in a row, 2013-14
  • Sepsis, two years in a row, 2013-14
  • Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, 2014
  • Gastrointestinal Bleed, 2014
  • Pancreatitis,, 2014
  • Pneumonia, 2014
  • Respiratory Failure, 2014
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery, 2014

Excellence Awards

  • Stroke Care, two years in a row, 2013-14
  • Gastrointestinal Care, 2014
  • General Surgery, 2014
  • Women's Health, 2014

About St. Mary's Medical Center
Dignity Health St. Mary's Medical Center is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been caring for the people of San Francisco since 1857. Located across from Golden Gate Park, it is the longest continually running hospital in San Francisco. In 2014, St. Mary's received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades. This prestigious award means St. Mary's is among the Top 5% of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. St. Mary's was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Orthopedic Programs nationally by Becker's Hospital Review and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. In 2011, St. Mary's opened a state-of-the-art Cancer Center, offering a full-range of oncology, radiation and imaging services. It is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC) plus ACR Accreditation in Radiation Oncology. It is the only hospital in San Francisco with seven accreditations from the American College of Radiology and a designation of Breast Center of Excellence. St. Mary's has a long history of pioneering medical procedures and is home to the nation's first digital cardiac catheterization laboratory and has pioneered spinal surgery like the X-Sop for the treatment of spinal stenosis. Beyond clinical care, St. Mary's is committed to furthering the healing ministry, and to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to the community we serve. For more information, please call 415-668-1000 or visit www.stmarysmedicalcenter.org.

1  CMS MedPar Data (2010-12)

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