July 31, 2019
Overlake Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award
The only hospital in Washington to achieve this distinction
Bellevue, Wash. – July 31, 2019 – Overlake Medical Center & Clinics today announced it is a 2019 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award recipient as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This award places award Overlake in the top 5% of all hospitals evaluated nationally for providing outstanding quality outcomes in gynecologic surgery. Overlake is also a Five-Star Recipient for Hysterectomy for the fourth year in a row.
“On behalf of Overlake, it is a great honor to receive this recognition,” said J. Michael Marsh, Overlake president and CEO. “Our surgeons and staff are wholly committed to providing women specialized care and reducing the risk of surgical complications.”
Overlake’s innovation includes investing in the latest technology and equipment, including robotic technology, which results in shorter hospital stays and shorter recovery times. Another advancement is the MyoSure, a device that allows for non-invasive removal uterine fibroids and polyps, thus preserving patients’ fertility.
“Our Overlake surgeons take pride in being at the forefront of technology and innovation in gynecologic surgery,” said Dr. Kristin Graham, medical director for Women’s and Infants’ Services at Overlake. “Without our highly-skilled nurses and collaborative care teams, these results would not be achievable. This distinction recognizes that our teams are performing these complex, yet often minimally-invasive procedures better than any others in Washington state.”
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance in gynecologic surgery, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcome data for all patients made available by 15 individual states and the District of Columbia for years 2015 through 2017. Healthgrades found signification variation in hospital quality; if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Excellence award, complications could have potentially been avoided for more than 10,000 patients. Learn more about Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.