Methodist Healthcare
August 27, 2020

San Antonio, TX – Methodist Healthcare announced today it is once again a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Women’s Care Awards. These achievements recognize all of its hospitals for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during labor and immediately after delivery of their newborn, as well as women undergoing gynecological procedures. For six years, Methodist Healthcare hospitals have remained among a select group of hospitals—in the top 5 and 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for providing outstanding quality outcomes.

Methodist Hospital, Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan, Methodist Hospital | Northeast, Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant, Methodist Hospital | Texsan and Methodist Hospital | South received the Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ and Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™. These hospitals are 5-star recipients for Hysterectomy as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.  Methodist Hospital and Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan are also recipients of the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ and  5-star recipients for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery. Additionally, Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak celebrates being a 5-star recipient of Vaginal Delivery for the sixth consecutive year and C-Section Delivery for the third consecutive year. This 5-star rating indicates that the hospitals’ clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected.

“Methodist Healthcare’s consistent and exceptional clinical outcomes, as recognized by Healthgrades, are a direct reflection of our team’s unwavering commitment to the highest standard of care for women and babies in South Texas,” said Paul Hancock, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Methodist Healthcare. “We will continue to invest in our women’s health services with safety as our primary focus, worthy of our community’s trust when seeking OB/GYN care.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for virtually every hospital in each of the 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:

  • From 2016 through 2018, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades 2019 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 141,823 patients1.
  • From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award had, on average, a 34% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award[1].
  • From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 46.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*.
  • From 2016 through 2018, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, 10,121 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided*. 
  • From 2016 through 2018, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 124,867 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided*.
  • From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 40% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*.

View Healthgrades Hospital Quality Methodologies.

Gynecologic Surgery Award
Labor And Delivery
Obstetrics And Gynecology Excellence Award
[1]  Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 15 states for which all-payer data was made available.