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Pardee Hospital Women’s Health Excellence Award™ Recipient

Pardee Hospital Recognized as one of

Healthgrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award Recipients



Hendersonville, NC (June 18, 2013) – Pardee Hospital announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physician and hospitals. The recognition distinguishes Pardee Hospital as a top performing hospital in women’s health, which includes care provided to women for common conditions and procedures treated in the hospital. 


“I am passionate about Women’s Health.  I feel fortunate to work at Pardee Hospital where quality care for patients is the top priority. Pardee has a remarkable team of health care providers who are both knowledgeable and compassionate. I feel honored to be a part of Pardee’s team. This award is an affirmation of the truth that I see every day. Our home town hospital is an exceptional place both to give care and to get care,” Maridee Spearman, MD, Pardee Center for Women’s Health. 


The Healthgrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach to delivering superior quality of care for women,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. 



The 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Awards are presented to the 176 hospitals, out of the nation’s 4,783 hospitals evaluated. These hospitals excelled in the treatment of women in a variety of specialties, as measured by in-hospital complication and mortality rates across 15 of the most common hospital – based conditions and procedures.


Healthgrades 2013 Women’s Health Excellence Award recipient hospitals have the potential to save women’s lives.  Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10% from 2009 through 2011, Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award recipients as a group had a 55% lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21% lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures.[1]  If all hospitals nationwide performed at the level of the Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award hospitals:

  • 46,317 women’s lives could have potentially been saved
  • 21,285 women could have potentially avoided in-hospital complications


To see the complete Healthgrades Women’s Health Report 2013: ‘Lean In’ When Making Healthcare Decisions to Get Your Best Outcome, including full methodology, please visit: www.healthgrades.com/quality.


Pardee Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. It is the first and only hospital in North Carolina to be accredited with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001:2008) for quality health care standards. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds and is the second largest employer in Henderson County. The hospital has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network. For more information or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit http://www.pardeehospital.org/ http://www.pardeehospital.org/" href="http://www.pardeehospital.org/">www.pardeehospital.org.


Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 225 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites to search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs.  Consumers are empowered through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action.  For more information please visit www.healthgrades.com and www.bettermedicine.com.

[1] CMS MedPAR Data (2009-2011)

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