St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Receives 2012 Women’s Health Excellence Award
Pontiac Hospital Among Top 5 Percent in U.S. for Excellence in Women’s Health
Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) has received its seventh HealthGrades Quality Award—the Women’s Health Excellence Award™, with a five-star rating in women’s health. Earlier this year, SJMO also won the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence ™, the Cardiac Care Excellence Award ™, Coronary Intervention Excellence Award ™, Joint Replacement Excellence Award™, Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award ™ and the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™.
The Women’s Health Excellence Award is presented to hospitals based on clinical quality outcomes in 16 conditions affecting women, including stroke, heart attack and joint replacement.
“Receiving this recognition from HealthGrades for our women’s health program is another testament to the quality of care we provide and our commitment to patient safety,” said Jack Weiner, SJMO President and CEO. “Women seeking quality, compassionate health care know they can come to St. Joe’s where they will have the optimal patient care experience.”
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HealthGrades identified five-star-rated hospitals, based on its 2012 Trends in Women’s Health in American Hospitals study. Procedures and treatments analyzed in the study were: heart attack, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, coronary bypass surgery, peripheral vascular bypass, coronary interventional procedures, resection/replacement of abdominal aorta, carotid surgery and valve replacement; total knee and hip replacement, spinal surgery and hip facture repair. In maternity care and gynecologic surgery, the best-performing hospitals were designated with five stars.
Among the study’s findings were:
SJMO was among 176 U.S. hospitals to receive the Women’s Health Excellence Award.
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