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Pardee Receives Healthgrades 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award

Pardee Hospital has achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This recognition distinguishes Pardee Hospital as a top performing hospital in women's health. Pardee is one of only 178 hospitals recognized nationally for their outcomes for 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 hometown hospital is an exceptional place both to give care and to get care," Maridee Spearman, M.D., Pardee Center for Women's Health.

"Women tend to fare worse than men in the treatment of significant medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, so it is important for women to understand their risks and select a hospital accordingly," said Evan Marks, Executive Vice President, Healthgrades. "The Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach to delivering superior quality care for women."

Healthgrades 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award recipient hospitals have the potential to save women's lives. Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10 percent from 2010 through 2012, Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award recipients as a group had a 55 percent lower mortality rate across eight conditions and procedures and a 21 percent lower complication rate across seven conditions and procedures. If all hospitals nationwide performed at the level of the Healthgrades Women's Health Excellence Award hospitals:

22,737 women's lives could have potentially been saved 30,577 women could have potentially avoided in-hospital complications

To see the complete Healthgrades Women's Health Report 2014, 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. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. The hospital has several locations separate from the main campus and a comprehensive physician practice network. For more information or to find a physician, call 1-866-790-WELL (9355) or visit www.pardeehospital.org.

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