Richmond, VA (August 3, 2018) — HCA Virginia’s Chippenham Hospital has been named a 5-star recipient for vaginal delivery for three years in a row by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
This 5-star rating indicates that Chippenham’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. Chippenham Hospital is being recognized for its efforts in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
“We have a strong team in place and every staff member is genuinely dedicated to providing an exceptional birth experience for each of our patients,” said Karen Shirley, R.N., director of women’s services at Chippenham Hospital. “Our patients remain our priority and they will continue to receive the most essential care that they deserve.”
Additional efforts at Chippenham have included a focus on the certified nurse midwife program; staying compliant with the March of Dimes’ 39 weeks education initiative, which aims to promote healthier babies and reducing early elective births; and developing strategies to lower C-section rates.
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states and the District of Columbia for years 2014 through 2016. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not.
According to Healthgrades, from 2014 through 2016, patients having a vaginal delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, a lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*
“With more options than ever on where to receive care, consumers need to do their homework,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have received a 5-star rating have shown dedication and expertise, resulting in high-quality outcomes for patients.”
“This recognition is a testament to the high level of care driven by our patient-centered focus and integrated approach, said Greg Lowe, chief executive officer of Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals. “ I am proud of Chippenham Hospital’s women’s health services for continuing to meet and exceed national standards.”
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of All-Payer data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 15 states and the District of Columbia for which all payer data was made available.