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Award-Winning Labor and Delivery


Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospital Southwest received seven national awards in 2017 from Healthgrades, including 5-star achievement for performance in OB/GYN Care.

What does that mean for expecting mothers?

From 2013-2015, patients treated in hospitals with 5-stars for Labor and Delivery Excellence had, on average, a 53.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the Labor and Delivery Excellence Award*.

In addition to the 5-star awards both hospitals received for vaginal deliveries, Memorial Hospital also received:

  • Five-star achievement for c-section deliveries in 2017
  • Healthgrades 2017 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence AwardTM
  • Recognition by Healthgrades in 2017 for Superior Performance in Gynecologic Surgery
  • Five-star achievement for hysterectomy in 2017
  • Ranking among the top 10% of hospitals evaluated for gynecologic surgery in 2017
  • Recognition by a leading nationwide consumer study ranking among top five hospitals in the nation with the lowest c-section rates