2018 Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Vaginal Delivery

Healthgrades 5-Star 2018Thornton, Colo. (July 31, 2018) – HCA/HealthONE's North Suburban Medical Center today announced that it has been named a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. North Suburban is also the only hospital in Adams county to achieve this distinction.  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.

“We are honored to learn that our hospital has been awarded the 5-star rating for vaginal delivery,” said Daphne David, chief executive officer of North Suburban Medical Center. “This is truly a team effort, and I am so thankful to our team of nurses and doctors who deliver exceptional care to our patients each day. I am thankful too, for the patients who trust us with their birth experience, and I am delighted to know that we are providing them with top-quality care.”

“With more options than ever on where to receive care, consumers need to do their homework,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Hospitals that have received a 5-star rating have shown dedication and expertise, resulting in high-quality outcomes for patients.”

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. For example:  

  • From 2014 through 2016, patients having a Vaginal Delivery in hospitals with 5-stars have, on average, a 42.7 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*

North Suburban has a new Birth Center staffed by expert nurses and doctors, including a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner who is available for every birth. With the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in North Denver, North Suburban also provides care to babies in need of additional medical care after birth.


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 About North Suburban Medical Center

North Suburban Medical Center is the highest-quality hospital in north Denver. As a member of the HealthONE family of hospitals, North Suburban is one of just two hospitals in the state of Colorado to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures each of the last five years. In addition, North Suburban is the only hospital in north Denver to receive an “A” rating on the Leapfrog Group’s biannual patient safety ratings the last seven surveys. North Suburban has been honored by the Women’s Choice Awards as one of America’s Best ERs and one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. Licensed for 157 beds, North Suburban is located in Thornton, Colorado, a 10-minute drive from downtown Denver.

About HealthONE
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE system of care, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care. In addition, our family of services includes seven hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, CareNow urgent care and occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region. And, as one of the top ten corporate philanthropists in the metro area, HealthONE contributed more than $1.5 million in 2016 and supports over 150 organizations through cash and in-kind donations.

* 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.