Methodist Healthcare August 02, 2019

San Antonio, TX (July 30, 2019) – Methodist Hospital announced today that it is once again a recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™, Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ and the new Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™. These achievements recognize Methodist Hospital for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during labor and immediately after delivery of their newborn, as well as women undergoing gynecologic procedures. This places Methodist Hospital among a select group of hospitals—in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for providing outstanding quality outcomes.

In addition, Methodist Hospital is a 5-star recipient for Hysterectomy, Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This 5-star rating indicates that Methodist Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for the four cohorts.

“We are proud of our team for earning these awards, some of which have been awarded five years in a row,” said Court LeMaistre, CEO, Methodist Hospital Women’s Services. “We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients. Earning the Healthgrades 2019 Women’s Care Awards shows that we are exceeding the highest standards of care, which is something the community can be proud of and confident in when choosing Methodist Hospital.”

“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.”

Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for all patients (all-payer data) provided by 15 individual states for years 2015 through 2017. The data were used to identify the highest performing hospitals in women’s health, and it revealed variations in quality between hospitals that received the Healthgrades awards and those that didn’t.

  • From 2015 through 2017, 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 119,203 patients1.
  • From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award had, on average, a 4% 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 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award1.
  • From 2015 to 2017, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 10,366 patients1.
  • From 2015 to 2017, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 105,690 patients1.
  • From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award1.
  • From 2015-2017, patients having a Hysterectomy in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average a 61.2% 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 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 Hospital

Methodist Hospital, chartered in 1955, is the pioneer facility of the now world renowned South Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1963, Methodist Hospital has grown to be the flagship facility of the Methodist Healthcare System, San Antonio’s largest and most preferred health care provider. Methodist Hospital maintains this excellent reputation with a commitment to the hospital’s value statement that defines quality as meeting the customers’ needs by exceeding their expectations.

Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, boasting San Antonio’s only heart transplant program, oncology, emergency medicine, bone and marrow stem cell transplants, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. Methodist Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center.

As part of the Methodist Healthcare System in San Antonio, Methodist Hospital has achieved many awards for clinical excellence and quality outcomes as well innovation and people’s choice awards. Receiving the Texas Award for Performance Excellence is a testament to the hospital, as part of Methodist Healthcare, being selected as the most preferred and trusted health care system each and every year.


[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.