BATAVIA – United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia is one of three Rochester Regional Health facilities to be recognized for its delivery care.

UMMC receive five-star ratings for vaginal delivery and C-sections from Healthgrades, a resource for consumers, physicians and health systems.

The five-star rating indicates the hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected.

UMMC has received a five-star rating for vaginal delivery for the past six years.

“The five-star ratings reflect our teams’ commitment to providing the highest quality of care to all patients during some of the most profound moments in their lives,” Meghan Aldrich, vice president of operations for women’s health at Rochester Regional Health, said in a news release. “We appreciate the trust our community puts in us to take care of their families, and we are proud to relentlessly pursue ever more extraordinary care for our patients.”

Two other RRH facilities were recognized. Newark-Wayne Community Hospital in Newark and Unity Hospital in Rochester received five-star ratings for vaginal deliveries; and Newark-Wayne was also recognized with a five-star rating for C-sections.

“Hospital quality should be top of mind for consumers when they evaluate and compare hospital performance,” Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer at Healthgrades, said in a news release. “Women who select a hospital with a five-star rating can feel confident in their choice knowing that these organizations are committed to providing exceptional women’s care to their patients.”

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2016 through 2018. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received five stars and those that have not. For example, from 2016 through 2018, women having a vaginal delivery in hospitals rated five stars have, on average, a 43.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated one star, according to Healthgrades’ data.

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