Las Vegas, NV — Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for Labor and Delivery, specifically for C-Section Delivery by Healthgrades. Healthgrades is the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

This is the second year in a row that Southern Hills Hospital’s women’s services has been recognized. This 5-star rating indicates that Southern Hills Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for C-section Delivery.

“Women’s Services at Southern Hills provides our patients with the highest quality care,” said Kristin Boyle, Director of Women’s Services. “Our skilled nursing staff and laborist program are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to ensure optimal care is provided to both mom and baby. Our Level II NICU is available to care for our tiny patients who require additional medical support, and our lactation consultant is available to all patients to provide support for breastfeeding. We pride ourselves in ensuring our patients have the best experience possible.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states for years 2015 through 2017.

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 2015 through 2017, patients having a C-section delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 57 lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star*.

“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.”

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies on their website.

*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.