Miami, FL - Kendall Regional Medical Center announced today that it is a recipient of Healthgrades 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™. This distinction places Kendall Regional in the top 10% of all hospitals evaluated and recognizes the exceptional care of mothers during and after labor and delivery, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

"I am exceptionally proud of the quality care that the Kendall team provides each and every day", said Brandon Haushalter, Chief Executive Officer of Kendall Regional Medical Center. "This excellence award, achieved for three consecutive years, highlights our commitment to offering our community high quality and compassionate maternity services."

"Today, expectant parents are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of hospital quality and understand that it needs to play a factor in selecting where to deliver their baby," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "The 2020 Labor and Delivery Excellence Award recognizes those hospitals that provide high quality care for mothers during labor and delivery, so parents can have confidence in their decision."

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in labor and delivery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for virtually every hospital in each of the 16 states that provide all-payer state data for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that the variation in hospital performance makes a significant difference in terms of clinical outcomes:

  • From 2016 through 2018, if all hospitals included in the analysis performed similarly to those that received the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, 124,867 patients with complications could have potentially been avoided.*
  • From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award had, on average, a 40% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
  • For the past six years (2015-2020), Kendall Regional Medical Center earned from Healthgrades the following accolades for labor and delivery care:
  • Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery for 6 Years in a Row (2015-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery for 6 Years in a Row (2015-2020)

Kendall Regional Medical Center has also received the following Healthgrades recognitions:

  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Obstetrics and Gynecology for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Obstetrics and Gynecology for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Labor and Delivery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Labor and Delivery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Recognized by Healthgrades for Superior Performance in Gynecologic Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Among the Top 10% of Hospitals Evaluated for Gynecologic Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Gynecologic Procedures for 10 Years in a Row (2011-2020)

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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades' analysis of all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.