August 27, 2021
ENGLEWOOD, COLORADO – Swedish Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for hysterectomy as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This 5-star rating indicates that Swedish’s clinical outcomes for hysterectomy are statistically significantly better than expected, and places Swedish among the national leaders in gynecologic surgery.
“We know that when our patients undergo surgeries, such as hysterectomies, they are placing a great deal of trust in our team,” explains Dr. Jaya Kumar, Chief Medical Officer of Swedish Medical Center. “We do not take this responsibility lightly. Our team works every day to ensure our surgical patients are receiving the highest quality and most compassionate care. We are honored that Healthgrades has recognized this level of dedication and has again named the Swedish team among the nation’s best for hysterectomy care.”
“Women can feel confident selecting a hospital recognized with a 5-star rating for providing exceptional women’s care. We commend the organizations that receive this achievement and for their ongoing commitment to providing exceptional care for their patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.
Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2017 through 2019. 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 2017 through 2019, women having a hysterectomy in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 45.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star*.
* Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.