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Healthgrades Recognizes West Boca Medical Center as 5-Star Recipient for Vaginal Deliveries and C-Section Deliveries for 5th Consecutive Year (2015-2019)

Aug 6, 2019

Boca Raton, FL - July 30th, 2019 – West Boca Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Deliveries as recognized by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This 5-star rating indicates that West Boca Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for Vaginal and C-Section Deliveries.

“People in our community have a choice as to where they will go for their optimal birthing experience and this recognition is confirmation that our hospital has proven to be one of the best in our area when it comes to labor and delivery services, said George Rizzuto, CEO at West Boca Medical Center. “In addition to having the only level III NICU in south Palm Beach County, accolades such as this make us unique to our patients.

“Healthgrades recognizes hospitals for providing exceptional care in a variety of cohorts for women’s health, and those that achieve a 5-star rating are focused on delivering high quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As healthcare trends continue to improve and evolve, patients who select a hospital that is a 5-star recipient can feel confident in their decision when it comes to women’s care.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not. For example:

  • From 2015 through 2017, patients having a Vaginal Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 43.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.
  • From 2015 through 2017, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 57 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.