St. Mary earns 5-star in C-Section Delivery for fifth consecutive year

The Langhorne hospital is the only one in Bucks County to achieve this

St. Mary Medical Center recently announced that it is a 5-star recipient for C-Section Delivery as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

St. Mary is the only hospital in Bucks County to receive the 5-star distinction in C-Section Delivery for five consecutive years (2015-2019). This 5-star rating indicates St. Mary’s clinical outcomes are statistically better than expected for C-Section Delivery.

“St. Mary Medical Center continues to strive for excellence at every level,” said Larry Brilliant, MD, president of St. Mary. “Delivering high-quality healthcare is at the core of everything we do for our patients. We are proud of this recognition which is due to the dedication and commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff.”

“Healthgrades recognizes hospitals for providing exceptional care in a variety of cohorts for women’s health, and those that achieve 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.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received a 5-star rating and those that have not.

For example, from 2015-2017, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals rated 5-star have, on average, a 57 percent 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 2015-2017 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 15 states for which all-payer data was made available.

St. Mary is also only one of two hospitals in the Philadelphia region to receive the 5-star distinction in C-Section Delivery for five consecutive years (2015-2019).

To learn more, visit stmaryhealthcare.org/maternity or call 1-844-7-STMARY.