From left to right: Ruth Schwarzkopf (CNO),  Nina Jack (Director, OB), Dr. Alan Patterson (OBGYN), Anna Hoo (Manager-OB), Dr. Marc Denker (Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist)

July 30 2019– West Boca Medical Center today announced that it is a 5-star recipient for Vaginal and C-Section Deliveries as recognized by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. This 5-star rating indicates that West Boca Medical Center’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected for Vaginal and C-Section Deliveries. 
“People in our community have a choice as to where they will go for their optimal birthing experience and this recognition is confirmation that our hospital has proven to be one of the best in our area when it comes to labor and delivery services, said George Rizzuto, CEO at West Boca Medical Center.  “In addition to having the only level III NICU in south Palm Beach County, accolades such as this make us unique to our patients. 
“Healthgrades recognizes hospitals for providing exceptional care in a variety of cohorts for women’s health, and those that achieve a 5-star rating are focused on delivering high quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As healthcare trends continue to improve and evolve, patients who select a hospital that is a 5-star recipient can feel confident in their decision when it comes to women’s care.” 
To help consumers evaluate and compare hospital performance, Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 15 states for years 2015 through 2017. 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 2015 through 2017, patients having a Vaginal Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 43.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star .
– From 2015 through 2017, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 57 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star .
About West Boca Medical Center
West Boca Medical Center is a 195-bed acute care hospital located at 21644 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. West Boca Medical Center has been serving the medical and healthcare needs of its community and surrounding areas for more than 30 years. 
West Boca Medical Center offers a broad array of services, including general medical and surgical care, orthopedics and sports medicine, a robotic surgery program offering minimally invasive surgery for gynecological, urological and general surgical procedures, a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging center featuring a short bore high field MRI and digital mammography, cardiac and surgical intensive care, outpatient surgery services, 24-hour emergency services for adults and children, outpatient rehabilitation services, and a specialized sleep diagnostic center with a dedicated lab for pediatrics and adults. West Boca Medical Center is a State Certified Primary Stroke Center and received the 2017 American Stroke Association/American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines- Heart Failure and Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Awards.
The hospital also offers several specialties, including women’s and children’s services. With its Birth Care Pavilion and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the hospital is equipped to treat expectant mothers and their babies from the routine to very high-risk. The Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging offers comprehensive breast care services including prevention, early disease detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions. The team at the Breast Center, which includes an on-site physician and patient navigator, focuses care on treatment techniques derived from a high caliber of diagnostic services. 
West Boca Medical Center earned the Healthgrades® Labor and Delivery Excellence Award two years in a row. In addition, the hospital was the first in Florida to be Perinatal Care Certified by The Joint Commission. The hospital also earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group ten times in a row (2012-2016). The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission on the accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For more information about West Boca Medical Center or for physician referral, call 866-904-WBMC (9262) or visit the website at