NYHQ Recognized For Maternity Care
By Joe Marvilli
New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) was ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for their excellent maternity care.
The hospital received the recognition from the HealthGrades multi-state evaluation for maternity care. It is one of only 20 locations in the United States to be given the distinction for six consecutive years.
On Sept. 24, a HealthGrades representative was on hand to give both the 2011 and 2012 Maternity Care Excellence Awards to NYHQ. Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) also attended the ceremony and spoke about her positive experiences with the medical center.
“Giving birth at NYHQ was an amazing experience and their staff was absolutely wonderful” Meng said in a later statement. “This hospital deserves this award for all the great work that they do and for helping new parents prepare for parenthood with all the great services that they offer.”
HealthGrades is one of the leading organizations of comprehensive information about practicing physicians and hospitals.
NYHQ received two of the highest rankings by HealthGrades. It was given both a five-star rating, which is equated to being in the top 15 percent and the Maternity Care Excellence Award, which is equated to being in the top 10 percent.
The standings are based on a number of measures, 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.
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