Boca Hospital Earns Prestigious Designation

BRRH-webBoca Raton Regional Hospital has received the 2013 Maternity Care Excellence Award™ and the 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award™ from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. These designations place Boca Regional in the top five percent of hospitals nationwide for women’s health and in the top 10 percent for maternity care.

The women’s health study looked at 4,783 hospitals and Boca Raton Regional Hospital was one of 176 to receive the Women’s Health Excellence Award. Healthgrades found that patients treated at one of these top-rated hospitals had a 55 percent lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21 percent lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures. If all of the nation’s hospitals had patient outcomes among women that are at the level of those receiving the Healthgrades award, 46,317 women could have potentially survived their hospitalization and 21,285 women could have potentially avoided a major in-hospital complication.

For the Maternity Care Excellence Award, Healthgrades reviewed roughly 1,500 hospitals and found that patients treated at the 141 top-performing hospitals had 55 percent fewer complications during a vaginal childbirth delivery and 77 percent fewer during a C-section delivery than those treated at the lowest-rated hospitals. The 141 hospitals that received the Maternity Care Excellence Award were evaluated on:

•    Maternal complication rate among women undergoing vaginal deliveries
•    Maternal complication rate among women undergoing C-sections
•    Number of newborn deliveries adjusted for low birth weight
•    Newborn risk-adjusted mortality

The 2013 designations mark the fourth consecutive year Boca Raton Regional Hospital has received the Women’s Health Excellence Award and the third consecutive year to receive the Maternity Care Excellence Award.

“We are extremely proud that Healthgrades has again recognized us for our outstanding women’s health and maternity services,” says Jerry J. Fedele, President and CEO of Boca Regional. “Boca Regional has a longstanding reputation in the community for providing exceptional care in both of these specialties and receiving these prestigious accolades is strong validation of our expertise.”

To see the complete Healthgrades Women’s Health Report 2013: ‘Lean In’ When Making Healthcare Decisions to Get Your Best Outcome, including full methodology, please visit:

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Born out of compelling community need in 1967, Boca Raton Regional Hospital is an advanced, tertiary medical center ( with 400 beds and more than 800 primary and specialty physicians on staff. The Hospital is a recognized leader in oncology, cardiovascular disease and surgery, minimally invasive surgery, orthopedics, women’s health and emergency medicine, all of which offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and imaging capabilities. The Hospital is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the ninth year in a row and was named one of America’s 50 Best Hospital in 2011, 2012 and 2013, both by Healthgrades®. Boca Raton Regional Hospital was also recognized for the second consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 – 2013 Best Hospitals listing as a top ranked hospital in the South Florida

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