Methodist Healthcare
August 02, 2019

San Antonio, Texas (July 31, 2019) – Methodist Stone Oak Hospital announced today that it is a 5-star recipient for vaginal delivery for the fifth consecutive year and C-section delivery for the second consecutive year as awarded by Healthgrades. These 5-star ratings recognize Methodist Stone Oak Hospital for the exceptional care given to mothers during labor and delivery and are strictly based on clinical outcomes, which are significantly better than expected for vaginal and C-section deliveries.

“Caring for our patients is our utmost priority. Receiving these 5-star ratings is credited to our team’s passion and dedication to delivering outstanding care for our mothers during labor and delivery,” said Marc Strode, CEO of Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. “We hope this achievement is a reminder to our community that you are in good hands should you give us the honor to deliver your baby.”

“Healthgrades recognizes hospitals for providing exceptional care in a variety of cohorts for women’s health, and those that achieve a 5-star rating are focused on delivering high quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As healthcare trends continue to improve and evolve, patients who select a hospital that is a 5-star recipient can feel confident in their decision when it comes to women’s care.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not. For example:

  • From 2015-2017, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average a 57.0% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*
  • From 2015-2017, patients having a Vaginal Delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average a 43.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

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About Methodist Stone Oak Hospital

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital is where high-tech and high-touch come together. The facility opened in March 2009 and is home to many modern design amenities for patients, families and physicians. It is truly the next generation in Methodist Healthcare’s nearly half-century legacy of providing high quality care to South Texans. Key service lines include orthopedics, neurosciences, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency care, oncology and robotics. Patients enjoy an environment of all private rooms partnered with exceptional care, clinical excellence and quality outcomes.

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as a Certified Primary Stroke Center, designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center and nationally recognized with a Hospital Safety Grade of “A” from The Leapfrog Group for efforts to protect patients from harm and provide quality health care. Visit to learn more.