(Seguin) -- GRMC is now officially one of the best places to have a baby. The positive experience was made official following Guadalupe Regional Medical Center's announcement that it has been named a 5-star recipient for C-Section and Vaginal Delivery Care by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
This 5-star rating indicates that the hospital's clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated.
"The GRMC Birthing Center is dedicated to delivering top-notch care and that starts with our highly skilled team," says Janelle Walker, Executive Director of Women's Services, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center. "In addition to our board-certified OBGYN's, a pediatric hospitalist and neonatologist on staff, our goal is to be a family-centered environment where safety and quality come first. We are honored that GRMC's Birthing Center has been acknowledged on a national level for our continued commitment to each life we are privileged to touch."
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 17 states for years 2013 through 2015. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those who have received 5-stars and those who have not.
"Consumers place high-quality outcomes at the top of their wish list when selecting a hospital, so health systems that have achieved this particular distinction stand out among their peers," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "Especially in an environment where consumers have more choices than ever before about where to receive care, a hospital's commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes for their patients is more important than ever."