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Mount Sinai South Nassau Nationally-Recognized for Women’s Health Care

Ranked among elite group by Healthgrades

Posted: Sep. 3, 2020
Mount Sinai South Nassau Nationally-Recognized for Women’s Health Care

Mount Sinai South Nassau announced that it is has been named a 2020 5-Star Recipient for all four Women’s Care cohorts as well as the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ by Healthgrades. This is the 8th consecutive year that Mount Sinai South Nassau has received the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.

Mount Sinai South Nassau earned awards in the following women’s care service lines:

  • Five Star for Gynecologic Procedures (8 years in a row)
  • Five-Star for Hysterectomy (6 years in a row)
  • Five Star for C-Section Delivery
  • Five Star for Vaginal Delivery

“These awards are a result of Mount Sinai South Nassau steadfast commitment to providing high-quality, patient centered women’s healthcare services,” said Richard J. Murphy, Mount Sinai South Nassau's president and CEO. “Our team worked tirelessly this year to provide care during a pandemic and excelled to meet every challenge presented to them. I am extraordinarily proud of their efforts.”

“This ranking is a testament to our commitment to provide high-quality care to women, from high-risk pregnancies and infertility to breast cancer and reproductive malignancies,” said Adhi Sharma, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Clinical and Professional Affairs. “I commend our dynamic team of physicians, nurses and support staff who are committed to providing cutting-edge care to the women in our community.”

“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.”

Based on comparison outcome data, the awards place Mount Sinai South Nassau among a select group of hospitals in the US — the top 5 percent of all hospitals evaluated for gynecologic procedures and the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated for providing outstanding quality outcomes in gynecologic surgery. Patients have a lower chance of experiencing a complication when treated at hospitals receiving one or more of Healthgrades’ Women’s Care Specialty Excellence Awards than if they were treated in hospitals that were not recipients, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

To demonstrate the difference in quality and outcomes between hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award and those that did not and to help consumers evaluate and compare hospitals’ performance in gynecologic surgery, 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 5-stars and those that have not.

The analysis found that patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, had, on average, a 46.7% percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. It also revealed that if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, complications could have potentially been avoided for 10,121 patients.

“Our multi-disciplinary healthcare team of top physicians and nurses utilize the latest medical technologies and treatments to deliver standard-setting healthcare tailored to the specific needs of women,” added Alan Garely, MD, chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai South Nassau and professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Mount Sinai South Nassau also has multiple accreditations, designations and awards for its women’s health services including accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and Baby-Friendly Hospital designation.

Mount Sinai South Nassau provides the range of women's healthcare services, including breast health, obstetrics and gynecology, maternal fetal medicine, genetic counseling, women's imaging, and gynecologic oncology.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers women access to specialized health care for optimum treatment of reproductive health conditions, from endometrial biopsies and colposcopies to gynecologic oncology.  Its Women's Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders uses state-of-the-art technology administered by highly skilled surgeons to effectively diagnose and treat all-too-common conditions such as incontinence and constipation and Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of only a handful of locations in the country that offers this service.

Highly skilled and trained obstetricians utilize advanced medical technology at the Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, to provide the specialized care mothers and unborn children may need to monitor and manage conditions that if left untreated could jeopardize the health and wellbeing of the child, mother or both.

In the Center for New Beginnings, a team of experienced obstetricians, labor and delivery nurses and high-risk pregnancy specialists delivered 2,326 babies in 2019. In addition to advanced maternal-fetal medical technologies, the Center features 26 private family/newborn rooms with first-class hotel like accommodations, spacious labor and delivery rooms, and a 6-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Staffed by board-certified neonatologists, the NICU is equipped with the dedicated medical technologies that premature deliveries and newborns with developmental complications or conditions require. The Center also has a dedicated state-of-the-art surgical suite for mothers needing a Caesarean section delivery.

The Center for Breast Health is accredited by the American College of Surgeon's National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). NAPBC accreditation is granted only to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and is able to comply with established NAPBC standards.

About Mount Sinai South Nassau
The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai South Nassau is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,500 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services and operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County, along with Long Island’s only free-standing Emergency Department in Long Beach.

In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, Mount Sinai South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. Mount Sinai South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. Mount Sinai South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence.  For more information, go to www.mountsinai.org/southnassau.