WVU Medicine Camden Clark Recognized as a 5-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery and Hysterectomy Procedures

Healthgrades Recognizes WVU Medicine as a 5-Star Recipient for C-Section Delivery and Hysterectomy Procedures

Parkersburg, WV (August 11, 2020) – WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for C-Section Delivery for the 4th Year in a Row (2017-2020) and a 5-star recipient for Hysterectomy procedure as recognized by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. These 5-star ratings indicate that Camden Clark Medical Center’s clinical outcomes for C-Section Delivery and Hysterectomy are statistically significantly better than expected. WVU Medicine Camden Clark was the only area hospital to receive these distinguished awards.


“We care for our patients as we care for family. This national recognition reinforces our commitment to providing every patient with safe, high quality care every visit,” said Wendy Cutright, Director of Women’s and Children’s Services.


“Hospital quality should be top of mind for consumers when they evaluate and compare hospital performance,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Women who select a hospital with a 5-star rating can feel confident in their choice knowing that these organizations are committed to providing exceptional women’s care to their patients.”


Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2016 through 2018. 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 2016 through 2018, women having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 59.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star*.


“WVU Medicine Camden Clark is extremely proud to be recognized as a local and national leader in delivering high quality care to our community. It’s our mission to be a top performing hospital in the nation and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts in caring for the Mid-Ohio Valley. We are thrilled to be recognized by Healthgrades,” said Cindy Kern, VP of Quality at WVU Medicine Camden Clark.


WVU Medicine Camden Clark’s Special Delivery Unity specializes in family-centered care. The unit includes 9 labor and delivery suites, 3 triage bays, 13 mom/baby rooms, and a newborn nursery.The department includes four certified lactation consultants and a maternal family education program. Located adjacent to the unit is a 12 bed Pediatric unit.


About WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center:

Camden Clark Medical Center is a 302 licensed-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility that serves the mid-Ohio Valley; an 11-county, 250,000 resident region of West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. CCMC provides a broad range of services, offering the latest in medical technology and a highly trained staff. As the community's hospital for more than a century, CCMC plays a leading role as the region's primary source for advanced healthcare, wellness programs and has earned accreditation from The Joint Commission. For more information, see www.camdenclark.org.


* Statistics are based on Healthgrades’ analysis of all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent 3-year estimates for patients in 16 states for which all-payer data was made available.