St. Mary’s Medical Center Recognized as 5-Star Recipient for Labor & Delivery and C-Section Delivery by Healthgrades

Aug 26, 2021

West Palm Beach, FL - St. Mary’s Medical Center today announces it is a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery as recognized by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. These 5-star ratings indicate that St. Mary’s Medical Center’s clinical outcomes for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery are statistically significantly better than expected, and places St. Mary’s Medical Center among the national leaders Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery.

“This award form Healthgrades shows we have one of the best teams in place to treat patients who come into our hospital to deliver their new baby,” said Cynthia McCauley, chief executive officer for St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. “People in our community have a choice as to where they will go for their birthing needs, and this recognition is confirmation that our hospital has proven to be one of the best in our area when it comes to maternity services.”

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2017 through 2019. 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 2017 through 2019, women having a Vaginal Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 43.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star. Similarly, from 2017-2019, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals receiving 1-star are, on average 2.5 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.

This is the 7th year in a row (2015-2021) that St. Mary’s Medical Center has been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for both Vaginal and C-Section Delivery.  From highly-trained healthcare professionals and advanced technology, to comfortable family-oriented practices, we’re ready to treat moms and their newborns with all the care, respect and compassion they deserve. 

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