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Paradise Valley Hospital announced today that it has 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 Paradise Valley within the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated for the exceptional care of mothers during labor and delivery.

“We’ve always been proud of our Birthing Center,” says Neerav Jadeja, CEO of Paradise Valley. “Like all of the units in our hospital, the nurses, techs and physicians that work on the Birthing Center are an especially cohesive, professional team. This award from Healthgrades just underlines that fact.”

Paradise Valley Hospital 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.

Paradise Valley enjoys a long relationship with the Healthgrades Awards, having been recognized as the only hospital in San Diego County to win the Patient Safety Excellence Award for four consecutive years in a row, this year included. Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized the hospital with numerous quality awards in recent years. And Paradise Valley was named one of the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation by Truven Health Analytics in 2014 and 2015.

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.”

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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.