(April 22, 2010) -For the second year in a row, Memorial Health
received a Women's Health Excellence award from HealthGrades, the
leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Only 166
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 four other hospitals in
the entire state of Georgia received the award.
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.
"This award reiterates our commitment to all aspects of women's
health. We know that many of our patients are mothers,
grandmothers, wives, and sisters. They have people counting on them
at home. We help them get well and get back to their busy lives as
quickly as possible," said Ramon Meguiar, M.D., senior vice
president and chief medical officer at Memorial Health.
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.