Public Relations Coordinator
Teaneck, NJ – July 29, 2011 – Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) has received the 2011 Maternity Care Specialty Excellence Award™ from HealthGrades, which ranks the Medical Center among the top 5% in the nation for maternity care outcomes. Holy Name also received HealthGrades’ 5-Star rating for gynecological surgery for 2011. HNMC is one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to receive these citations from HealthGrades, an independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes.
Gynecological surgery rankings are based on a HealthGrades report that finds women who undergo gyn surgery at 5-Star rated hospitals experience 35% fewer complications. A five-star ranking indicates that a hospital’s actual performance was “better than predicted and the difference was statistically significant.”
“Delivering high-performance, comprehensive care is all about offering the full continuum of services within a framework that emphasizes quality and safety,” says Michael Maron, President/CEO of Holy Name Medical Center. “In maternity, that starts during the pre-conception period and carries through post-delivery. In gynecologic surgery, it begins with the goal of prevention and, when that’s not possible, early diagnosis, timely treatment and regular follow-up monitoring. We’ve made exciting progress in women’s health over the last year, offering new and enhanced services, and it’s gratifying to see those efforts recognized.”