July 21, 2016
Ocala, FL – Ocala Health, an affiliate of HCA, has been named one of a select group of hospitals — the top 10% of hospitals evaluated — identified as providing outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
“When selecting a hospital, leveraging information about comparative quality can increase the odds of an uncomplicated stay versus one that may be longer, more costly, or that may require additional remedial treatments. It’s more important than ever that consumers research their options,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2016 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ have demonstrated exceptional performance and deliver high quality gynecological care.”
Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award includes hysterectomy and surgery related to female reproductive organs. To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in gynecologic surgery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for all patients (all-payer data) made available by 17 individual states for years 2012 through 2014. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in quality for gynecologic surgery.
- From 2012-2014, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, had, on average, a 44.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.*
- From 2012-2014, if all hospitals in the 17 states included in this analysis, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, on average, 19,653 in-hospital complications could potentially have been avoided.*
Ocala Health’s women’s services include a number of diagnostic, medical, surgical and educational offerings for breast and gynecological health.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2012 through 2014 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 17 states for which all-payer data was made available.