Davis Medical recognized for excellence

Submitted photo Davis Medical Center Board-Certified OB/GYN physicians Dr. Jorgon Ollson; Dr. Anne Banfield, FACOG; and Dr. Rebecca Seay.

ELKINS — Officials, physicians and staff at Davis Medical Center are pleased to announce they are a recipient of the 2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The award, which recognizes exceptional hospitals across the U.S. demonstrating superior outcomes in women’s healthcare services, was announced July 31 and was awarded specifically in the category of hysterectomies.

“Women can be assured of our commitment to quality because Davis Medical Center is recognized as a top performing hospital for gynecologic surgery excellence. We were chosen based on our clinical accolades, quality care and patient health proficiencies,” said Dr. Anne Banfield, FACOG, director of DMC Women’s HealthCare.

A press release from Healthgrades said the 2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award ‘recognizes the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated that provide outstanding performance in gynecological surgery, including hysterectomy and surgery related to the female reproductive system.’ To select the recipients, Healthgrades evaluated 676 eligible hospitals across 15 states and the District of Columbia and awarded 68 hospitals the 2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.

The evaluation found that:

From 2014 through 2016, patients treated in hospitals receiving the 2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 46.3 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

From 2014 through 2016, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the 2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 12,637 patients.

In conjunction with the release of the 2018 Women’s Care Awards, Healthgrades published a related report that discusses three key factors that affect a woman’s care journey, including how women make decisions about care, how hospitals can inform and empower women in their care journey and how health systems can achieve the best outcomes and optimal patient experience.

“Since the woman’s care journey encompasses many years and consequential experiences, it’s critical that patients feel empowered to make decisions and know the facts before making a physician and hospital selection,” Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades said. “By researching hospital quality on Healthgrades.com, patients can review important outcomes data and access transparent information to guide their care decisions.”

Additional information about Healthgrades is available online at www.healthgrades.com.

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