Monmouth Medical Center Delivers Excellence in Maternity Care

MMC Excellence AwardsPostpartum Nurse and BabyLong Branch, NJ, August 8, 2022Monmouth Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in women’s care, receiving the 2022 Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award and Labor and Delivery Excellence Award. For seven consecutive years, Monmouth Medical Center has received these two HealthGrade distinctions, ranking among the top 5% of hospitals evaluated for both obstetrics and gynecology, and for labor and delivery.

MMC also joined five other RWJBarnabas Health hospitals that are Five-Star Recipients for Vaginal Delivery, a distinction that on average results in a 45.1% lower risk of experiencing a complication in the hospital than if the patient were treated at One-Star hospital.

More than 6,000 babies are born at Monmouth Medical Center annually, more than any other regional facility. Monmouth Medical Center has been a Level III Regional Perinatal Center since the designation was initiated more than 40 years ago, and has built one of the safest obstetrical and gynecologic services in the nation.

Monmouth Medical Center is a part of RWJBarnabas Health, which received 26 awards from Healthgrades, the highest number of awards in the state for excellence in comprehensive women’s care. Healthgrades’ Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™, Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™, Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ and 5-Star Recipient Awards recognize RWJBarnabas Health facilities as top hospitals in the nation for providing superior care for women during labor and delivery and gynecologic procedures.

Analyzing patient data from 16 individual states from 2018-2020, the Healthgrades 2022 Women’s Care Awards recognize the top 10% of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence in labor and delivery, obstetrics and gynecology, and gynecologic surgery. Additionally, 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, during the same time period, patients undergoing a gynecologic procedure in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 65.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.

“The recognitions from Healthgrades are representative of our deep commitment to providing superior care to women of all ages through a comprehensive range of women’s health services,” said Suzanne Spernal, DNP, APN-BC, RNC-OB, C-ONQS, Vice President of Women’s Services, RWJBarnabas Health. “These distinctions would not be possible without the clinical excellence and compassion of our dedicated staff and clinicians that continually prioritize patient outcomes, safety and care for every patient we serve.”

“Through our 2022 Women’s Care Excellence Awards, we seek to recognize facilities who excel in delivering superior care for Ob-Gyn patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “We are proud to name RWJBarnabas Health facilities as 2022 Women’s Care Excellence Award recipients and look forward to their continued efforts to make Ob-Gyn care a priority.”

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