ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center announced on Tuesday that it has been named the only hospital in New Jersey to receive all three Healthgrades Women’s Care Excellence Awards for 2020. This distinction recognizes Trinitas for providing exceptional quality care to women and mothers, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
 
For 2020, Trinitas Regional Medical Center also received the following Women’s Care awards:
 
Obstetrics and Gynecology
·      Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
o  Recognized for Superior Performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology  
o  Nation’s Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology  
 
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Labor and Delivery
·      Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2016-2020)
o  Recognized for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery  
o  Nation’s Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery  

·      5-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery  
·      5-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery  
 
Gynecologic Surgery
·      Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2020
o  Recognized for Superior Performance in Gynecologic Surgery  

o  Nation’s Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Gynecologic Surgery  
·      5-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy  
 
 
“For decades, Trinitas Regional Medical Center has recognized the importance of providing high quality OB/GYN services to the women of our communities,” says Mary McTigue, Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer. “Our physicians, certified nurse midwives and nursing staff are committed to giving excellent evidence-based care focused on improving outcomes for the health and safety of our women and newborns.”
 
“We congratulate Trinitas Regional Medical Center for receiving Healthgrades’ Women’s Care Excellence Awards 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.”
 
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in women’s care, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for virtually every hospital in each of the 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
 
●     Patients have a 34% lower risk of experiencing complication(s) if treated at hospitals that received the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™, versus hospitals that did not receive this Award.* 
 
●     Patients have a 40% lower risk of experiencing complication(s) if treated at hospitals that received the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™, versus hospitals that did not receive this Award.* 
 
●     Patients have a 46.7% lower risk of experiencing complication(s) if treated at hospitals that received the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™, versus hospitals that did not receive this Award.* 
 
●     Patients have a 43.6% lower risk of experiencing complication(s) if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Vaginal Delivery (Natural Childbirth), versus hospitals rated 1-Star.* 
 
●     Patients have a 59.4% lower risk of experiencing complication(s) if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for C-Section Delivery, versus hospitals rated 1-Star.*
 
●     Patients have a 63.7% lower risk of experiencing complication(s) if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Hysterectomy, versus hospitals rated 1-Star.*
 
“We’re delighted with this recognition of our Women’s Care Center of Excellence, and to also announce that Healthgrades has given awards of excellence to Trinitas in the areas of Hip Fracture Treatment and Cardiac Pacemaker Procedures,” said Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinitas. “We’re humbled by these distinctions and excited to share them with the community we serve.”