Capital Regional Medical Center Only Hospital in Tallahassee to Achieve Healthgrades 2019 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™

Tallahassee, FL — Capital Regional Medical Center announces that it is the only hospital in the region to receive the 2019 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This award places Capital Regional among a select group of hospitals—in the top 10 percent of all hospitals evaluated for providing outstanding quality outcomes in gynecologic surgery.

“I’m very proud of our Women’s Services colleagues and physicians,” said Alan Keesee, Chief Executive Officer at Capital Regional Medical Center.“Our focus is on providing high quality care as well as a great patient experience. This recognition from Healthgrades indicates that we are focusing in the right areas. I am honored to work alongside such skilled, compassionate caregivers.”

“The recipients of the Healthgrades 2019 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award are recognized for their outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomies and surgeries related to the female reproductive system,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “These hospitals continue to provide exceptional care around these procedures and women can feel confident in the care they receive from these organizations.”

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in gynecologic surgery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes data for all patients (all-payer data) made available by 15 individual states for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality for gynecologic surgery.

  • From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 43.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award*.
  • From 2015 to 2017, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 10,366 patients*.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of all-payer data for years 2015 through 2017 and represent three-year estimates for patients in 15 states for which all-payer data was made available.