(September 29, 2009) - Memorial Health received a 2009/2010
Women's Health Excellence award from HealthGrades, the leading
independent healthcare ratings organization. Only 169 hospitals
received the award nationwide. According to HealthGrades, this
places Memorial University Medical Center among the top 5 percent
nationally for women's health. Only two other hospitals in the
entire state of Georgia received the award -- Northeast Georgia
Medical Center in Gainesville, and Piedmont Hospital in
The award is based on patient outcomes in three major categories
of women's health:
1. Women's Medicine, including treatment for heart attack,
congestive heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, and stroke.
2. Women's Cardiovascular Procedures, including coronary artery
bypass surgery, peripheral vascular bypass, coronary interventional
procedures, resection/replacement of abdominal aortic aneurysm,
carotid surgery, and valve replacement surgery.
3. Women's Bone and Joint Health, including total knee and hip
replacement, spinal surgery, and hip fracture repair.
"So often, people think of women's health as only involving
maternity care and childbirth. But at MUMC, we're proud to provide
the highest levels of care for all aspects of a woman's health, and
throughout all phases of her life," said Ramon Meguiar, M.D.,
senior vice president and chief medical officer at Memorial
To read the full report and methodology, visit www.healthgrades.com.
View MUMC's patient outcomes.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.