HealthGrades Recognizes NYHQ for Maternity Care Excellence
Award Ceremony Monday, September 24
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Allison Fleming (718) 670-2374
Heather Carman (718) 670-2744
Jackie Shutack (718) 670-1579
For the fifth consecutive year, New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) ranks among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation in the HealthGrades multi-state evaluation for maternity care. HealthGrades is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. In recognition of the hospital’s commitment to providing a higher level of care, a representative from HealthGrades will present NYHQ with a Maternity Care Excellence Award. Assembly Member Grace Meng will attend and share the experiences she had with NYHQ’s Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby services.
Members of the press are invited to take photos and interview members of hospital administration, HealthGrades Representative Brody Westcot, as well as Assembly Member Grace Meng.
Monday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m.
New York Hospital Queens, Main Lobby
56-45 Main Street
New York Hospital Queens received the highest two rankings by HealthGrades (5-star = top 15%, and Maternity Care Excellence Award = top 10%) based on a number of measurements, including: incidence of maternal complications for single live vaginal and Cesarean deliveries; overall volume and volume of low birth weight deliveries; and risk-adjusted infant mortality rates for single live deliveries. HealthGrades provides ratings on nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals and profiles on more than 800,000 physicians nationwide and evaluates hospital care using records obtained by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.
New York Hospital Queens is proud to be the recipient of the Maternity Care Excellence Award for five years in a row (2007/2008-2010/2011, 2011 and 2012). According to a research study conducted by HealthGrades, findings showed that women who give birth at 5-star rated hospitals experience 62 percent fewer complications than at hospitals rated 1-star (bottom 15%).
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.