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Healthgrades Recognizes St. Petersburg General Hospital as 5 Star-Recipient for Vaginal Delivery, C-Section Delivery, & Gynecologic Procedures

St. Petersburg General Hospital announced on September 1, 2020 that it is a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Deliver, C-Section Delivery, and Gynecologic Procedures as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This 5-star rating indicates that St. Petersburg General Hospital’s clinical outcomes for Vaginal Delivery, C-Section Delivery, and Gynecologic Procedures are statistically significantly better than expected.

“St. Petersburg General Hospital continues to excel in our women’s care services, by providing supportive and compassionate care to women through every stage of life, explained CEO Ken Wicker.  “These Healthgrade’s recognitions underscore our achievements and commitment to clinical excellence in our Family Beginnings program and our Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and GYN Epicenter.”

“Hospital quality should be top of mind for consumers when they evaluate and compare hospital performance,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Women who select a hospital with a 5-star rating can feel confident in their choice knowing that these organizations are committed to providing exceptional women’s care to their patients.”

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not.

From 2016-2018, patients having a Gynecologic Procedure in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average:

  • 5% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

From 2016-2018, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average:

  • 4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with a 1-star.*

From 2016-2018, patients having a Vaginal Delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average:

  • 6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

This is the six consecutive 5-star rating for St. Petersburg General Hospital for Vaginal Deliveries (2015-2020).

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About St. Petersburg General Hospital: St. Petersburg General Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited, full-service 215-bed acute care facility, providing comprehensive emergency care including the area’s first seniors emergency service designed to meet the needs of the elderly, diagnostic, medical, surgical and women’s services, including obstetrics. The hospital is a seven-time recipient of the Top Workplace honor by the Tampa Bay Times and named an LBGTQ Leader since 2013, by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).  St Petersburg General Hospital is accredited as a Breast Center with Digital Imaging and Computer Aided Detection, accredited Lung Cancer Screening Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Community Cancer Center (CoC), Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, and a GYN Robotic Surgery Epicenter.

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