Lenox Hill Hospital announced today that it has been recognized with a five-star rating for clinical excellence in women’s health and maternity services. Lenox Hill Hospital is in the Top 5% for women’s health services and Top 10% for women’s cardiac services, based on a study issued today by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings company. The HealthGrades Fifth Annual Report on Women’s Health Outcomes in U.S. Hospitals which analyzed cardiac and stroke outcomes for women as well as maternity care, found the best-performing hospitals, those rated with five stars, had an overall risk-adjusted in hospital mortality rate that was 40 percent lower than poor performing hospitals.
The HealthGrades study analyzed the outcomes of women admitted with heart disease and stroke to more than 1,400 U.S. hospitals. If all hospitals studied performed at the level of the best-performing hospitals during 2004 through 2006, 14,023 deaths among women hospitalized for cardiovascular disease could have been potentially prevented.
For its 2008/2009 ratings, HealthGrades independently analyzed the quality of maternity care, as well as the cardiac and stroke outcomes for women, at hospitals in the 17 states that publish outcomes data, objectively assessing their clinical performance and quality.
Lenox Hill Hospital delivers an average of 4,000 babies each year, and its mothers and babies are cared for at the Florence Klopfer Family-Centered Maternity Care Unit. The Maternity Care Unit consists of 11 labor, delivery and recovery rooms, a postpartum floor, baby nurseries, and a Neonatal Critical Care Unit. The Center for Maternal-Fetal Medicine offers high-risk consultations, amniocentesis, chronic villi sampling, nuchal translucency, and sonographic evaluations for expecting parents.