North Suburban Medical Center announced that it is a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Deliveries as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. This 5-star rating indicates that North Suburban Medical Center's clinical outcomes for vaginal deliveries are statistically significantly better than expected.

"We are honored to be recognized with a 5-star award for vaginal deliveries for the third consecutive year by Healthgrades," said Daphne David, Chief Executive Officer at North Suburban Medical Center. "We have a very skilled team of nurses and doctors who deliver compassionate and high-quality care to our patients every day."

"Hospital quality should be top of mind for consumers when they evaluate and compare hospital performance," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "Women who select a hospital with a 5-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 significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not. For example, from 2016 through 2018, women having a vaginal delivery in hospitals rated 5-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 1-star*.

Expert doctors and nurses, including a team of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners who are available for every birth, staff North Suburban Medical Center's Labor and Delivery unit. North Suburban is also home to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to care for babies in need of specialized medical care at birth.

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* Statistics are based on Healthgrades' analysis of all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.