St. Francis receives 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award™

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is the recipient of the 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This recognition distinguishes Bon Secours St. Francis as a top performing hospital in women’s health—one of only 178 recognized nationally for outcomes for care provided to women treated in the hospital for common conditions and procedures. 

“This level of recognition comes only as a result of putting the patient first,” said Mark S. Nantz, CEO/Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. “Unfortunately, not all hospitals perform equally in women’s services. To receive this recognition from an objective third party verifies that our physicians, nurses and clinical staff are keenly attuned to women’s special health needs.”

Healthgrades 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipient hospitals have the potential to save women’s lives. Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10 percent from 2010 through 2012, Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients as a group had a 55 percent lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21 percent lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures.[i] If all hospitals nationwide performed at the level of the Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award hospitals:

  • 22,737 women’s lives could have potentially been saved
  • 30,577 women could have potentially avoided in-hospital complications

“Women tend to fare worse than men in the treatment of significant medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, so it is important for women to understand their risks and select a hospital accordingly,” said Evan Marks, EVP/Healthgrades. “The Healthgrades 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach to delivering superior quality care for women.”

To see the complete Healthgrades Women’s Health Report 2014, including full methodology, please visit:

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