Coney Island Hospital Wins Maternity Care Award For Third Consecutive Year

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Source: Gregory Maizous

Source: Gregory Maizous

Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) nabbed Healthgrades 2014 Maternity Care Excellence Award, marking the third consecutive year it has been recongized as one of the best hospitals for mothers and their offspring during and after childbirth.

Healthgrades is an organization that evaluates and ranks healthcare services at hospitals across the nation. The rankings for maternity care are based on an analysis of complications due to vaginal deliveries and C-sections, newborn mortality rates and percentage of newborns with low birth weight.

The Maternity Care Excellence Award is given to the top 10 percent of best performing hospitals for services to mothers and for the care of their newborn babies. According to Healthgrades, patients treated at Coney Island Hospital had a 54.4 percent lower risk of complications during natural delivery, and a 77.6 percent lower risk during C-section deliveries than those treated at low-ranking hospitals. It won the same recognition in 2012 and 2013.

“We are extremely proud to receive this distinction for the third year in a row which shows our consistency of providing high-quality care for women in Brooklyn during their pregnancy and childbirth, and the care of their newborn babies,” said Arthur Wagner, Coney Island Hospital’s executive direct, in a press release.

The hospital operates a dedicated Women’s Health Center, basically a one-stop shop for in- and out-patient needs, including labor and delivery, general obstetric and gynecological care, family planing and more.

  • ShadowLock

    i am getting tired of this hospital…. my grandad is there, after giving consent for a procedure, they called us back to tell us that the procedure wasn’t done because someone over the phone said no to it….. The consent was done in writing at the front desk… WTF.

  • EndofDaze

    Congratulations to them! I’ve always felt from my experience, and of many others I know, that in general C.I.H., next to Beth Israel on Kings Highway, and Maimonides, except for their maternity wing, were the worst hospitals in Brooklyn, if not in New York! Indeed, the times for southern Brooklyn, are a changing! Mazel Tov!