OB Recognition Comes as Hospital Readies New Labor and Delivery Unit
INGLEWOOD, Calif. – July 27, 2017 – Centinela Hospital Medical Center today
announced that it received Healthgrades 2017 Labor and Delivery Excellence
Award™. According to
Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians
and hospitals, this distinction places Centinela Hospital Medical Center
within the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care
of mothers during labor and delivery. In addition, Centinela Hospital
was the only delivering hospital within the South Bay area of Los Angeles
to receive this award.
“Centinela Hospital has a multi-generational legacy of providing
award-winning care to moms and babies, and we are so proud to be recognized
by Healthgrades with the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award,” said
Mohammad Abdelnaser, Chief Nursing Officer, Centinela Hospital Medical
Center. “At a time when many facilities are discontinuing their
OB programs, Centinela Hospital has reaffirmed our commitment to this
community with a new Labor & Delivery unit set to open in early 2018.”
Centinela Hospital began construction on a total renovation of its Maternal
Child Services Department. Upon opening, the hospital will offer spacious
Labor Delivery Recovery and Postpartum (LDRP) rooms allowing birthing
moms to labor, deliver and recover in one location. Conveniently located
on the same floor, the plan includes a state-of-the-art operating room
for C-Sections, private rooms, as well as an updated nursing station.
Centinela Hospital is a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility that includes
support and encouragement for exclusive breastfeeding, skin-to-skin care
(bonding and attachment), and couplet care (“rooming in”)
for mom and baby to stay together.
Furthering its dedication to quality maternal and child care, Centinela
Hospital also is a Healthgrades 2017 Five-Star Recipient in C-Section
Delivery and Vaginal Delivery.
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and
delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for virtually every
hospital in the 17 states that provide all-payer state data for years
2013 through 2015. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance
makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:
From 2013 through 2015, if all hospitals in the 17 states included in this
analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Labor
and Delivery Excellence Award, on average, 128,302 in-hospital complications
could potentially have been avoided.*
From 2013 through 2015, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Labor
and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 53.8% lower risk of experiencing
a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals
that did not receive the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award.*
“One of the first and most important decisions a parent can make
for their new baby is selecting a high-quality hospital for their delivery,”
said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Consumers
can take advantage of the plethora of information available about quality
outcomes when researching and then ultimately selecting a hospital for
their loved ones.”
Centinela Hospital Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare. Healthgrades
has recognized Prime Healthcare’s hospitals with more than 100 Five-Star
achievements for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties.
hospital quality methodologies and learn more about how
hospitals partner with Healthgrades.
Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years
2013 through 2015 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 17
states for which all-payer data was made available.