Sunrise Children's Hospital
August 24, 2020

The Birth Center team at Sunrise Children's Hospital

Las Vegas, NV - When it comes to superior women's care, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center delivers... literally. Labor and Delivery / Women's Services in Sunrise Children's Hospital, part of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, announced today a number of national Healthgrades honors, topping the list with the 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ for two years in a row (2019-2020) and the 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2018-2020). Healthgrades is the leading online healthcare information resource connecting almost one million patients daily with physicians and hospitals.

"In order to grow and prosper, our Las Vegas community and beyond must be able to rely on exceptional care for women's health," said TODD P. SKLAMBERG, president and CEO, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children's Hospital. "Ensuring those first steps for new and growing families are exceptional, safe, and family-centered is critical. It all starts with the superior care and outstanding outcomes our labor and delivery teams provide expectant mothers and newborns. Congratulations to our teams for their ongoing commitment to superior women's care, quality, experience, and outcomes."

"Today, expectant parents are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of hospital quality and understand that it needs to play a factor in selecting where to deliver their baby," said BRAD BOWMAN, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "The 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award recognizes those hospitals - including Sunrise Hospital -- that provide high-quality care for mothers during labor and delivery, so parents can have confidence in their decision. We also congratulate both hospitals for receiving the Healthgrades 2020 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award for their commitment to providing superior care for the women within their communities."

Both distinctions recognize Labor and Delivery / Women's Services in Sunrise Children's Hospital, part of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center for exceptional clinical outcomes while caring for women during labor and immediately after delivery for their newborn, as well as women undergoing gynecologic procedures. The two hospitals' complete list of 2020 recognitions are:

Obstetrics and gynecology

  • Recipient of Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award for Two Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology for Two Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Among the Top Five Percent of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology for Two Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology for Two Years in a Row (2019-2020)

Labor and delivery

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for Three Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery for Three Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Among the Top Five Percent of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery for Two Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery for Three Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for Six Years in a Row (2015-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for Four Years in a Row (2017-2020)

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 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*.

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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades' analysis of all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.