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Centinela Hospital Medical Center Receives Healthgrades 2017 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

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Centinela Hospital Medical Center Receives  Healthgrades 2017 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™

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.

View Healthgrades 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.