Healthgrades recognizes West Boca Medical Center as 5-Star Recipient for vaginal deliveries, C-Section deliveries for fifth consecutive year 

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West Boca Medical Center is a 5-star recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Deliveries as recognized by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

This 5-star rating indicates that West Boca Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for Vaginal and C-Section Deliveries.

To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found that there is a significant variation in hospital quality between those that have received 5-stars and those that have not. For example:

From 2015 through 2017, patients having a Vaginal Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 43.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.

From 2015 through 2017, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 57 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star.