MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — My Health Medical Center was recently awarded the Excellence in Gynecologic Surgery Award for the third consecutive year by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive doctor and hospital information. My Health Medical Center was the only hospital in West Virginia to earn this designation.
For this annual analysis, Healthgrades evaluated the hospital performance of four OBGYN services (vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery, hysterectomy, gynecological procedures) in 16 states. The 2022 awards identify the top 10% of hospitals in each region, with only 145 hospitals recognized.
“My Health Medical Center has long been recognized in the community for its comprehensive women’s health programs,” said Dr. Shane Prettyman, OBGYN and Co-Medical Director of Women’s Health Services at My Health Medical Center. “We are proud of our staff, gynecologists, obstetricians and surgeons for their dedication to providing best in class care.”
From 2018 to 2020, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Excellence in Gynecological Surgery Award have, on average, a 46.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.
“When choosing a physician for OBGYN care, patients should consider three factors: the quality of the hospital, the experience of the facility and care team with your condition/procedure, and the compatibility,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and chief data science officer, Healthgrades. “Identifying national leaders in obstetrics and gynecology makes it easier for consumers to consider hospital quality before choosing an OBGYN specialist.”
“This award from Healthgrades demonstrates Mon Health Medical Center’s strong commitment to providing an extraordinary experience, compassionate care, and clinical excellence in women’s health,” said Dr. Craig Herring, OBGYN and co-director. Medical Center for Women’s Health Services at Mon Health Medical Center.
Earlier this year, Healthgrades also presented Mon Health Medical Center with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award, which recognizes the nation’s best hospitals for overall patient experience based on nine metrics related to communication between the doctor and nurse, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and post-discharge medication and care instructions. To view the full list of Healthgrades winners, visit Healthgrades.com. To learn more about Mon Health Medical Center, visit MonHealth.com