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Methodist Charlton Medical Center Honored with Three Healthgrades 2020 Awards for Women’s Services

Dallas, TX (August 11, 2020)] – Methodist Charlton Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™, the Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, and the Healthgrades 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™.

These achievements recognize Methodist Charlton for exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, as well as care of women undergoing gynecologic procedures.

“We are honored to have won these awards several consecutive years,” said Fran Laukaitis, MHA, BSN, FACHE, President, Methodist Charlton Medical Center. “This demonstrates the ongoing commitment of our physicians, nurses, and staff to serve women and families when they need us most.”

“We congratulate the recipients for their commitment to providing superior care for the women within their communities,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Information regarding hospital quality empowers consumers to take control of their own healthcare and make the right decisions as to where they will seek care.”

Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for all patients from 16 individual states for years 2016 through 2018.

During this time, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, 141,823 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided.* Additionally, from 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award had, on average, a 34% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award*.

During the same time, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 124,867 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided*. From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 40% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*.

From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 46.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*. In that same period, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, 10,121 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided *.

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About Methodist Health SystemGuided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated health care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Ten hospitals and more than two dozen Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in America, Methodist continues to add facilities and services to enhance patient care along the entire continuum. Additional information is available at MethodistHealthSystem.org.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.

 

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.