August 26th, 2021 – St. Mary’s Medical Center today announces it is a 5-star recipient for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery as recognized by Healthgrades, a leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.These 5-star ratings indicate that St. Mary’s Medical Center’s clinical outcomes for Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery are statistically significantly better than expected, and places St. Mary’s Medical Center among the national leaders Vaginal Delivery and C-Section Delivery.

“This award form Healthgrades shows we have one of the best teams in place to treat patients who come into our hospital to deliver their new baby,” said Cynthia McCauley, chief executive officer for St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital. “People in our community have a choice as to where they will go for their birthing needs, and this recognition is confirmation that our hospital has proven to be one of the best in our area when it comes to maternity services.”

Healthgrades analyzed all-payer state data for 16 states for years 2017 through 2019. 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 2017 through 2019, women having a Vaginal Delivery in hospitals rated 5-stars have, on average, a 43.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals rated 1-star*. Similarly, from 2017-2019, patients having a C-Section Delivery in hospitals receiving 1-star are, on average 2.5 times more likely to experience one or more complications than if they were treated in hospitals with 5-stars.*

This is the 7th year in a row (2015-2021) that St. Mary’s Medical Center has been recognized as a Five-Star Recipient for both Vaginal and C-Section Delivery.  From highly-trained healthcare professionals and advanced technology, to comfortable family-oriented practices, we’re ready to treat moms and their newborns with all the care, respect and compassion they deserve.  For more information about our services go to or call 855-767-4291.

About St. Mary’s Medical Center

St. Mary’s Medical Center is a 460-bed acute care hospital located at 901 45th Street in West Palm Beach. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the greater West Palm Beach area for more than 80 years. St. Mary’s Medical Center offers a broad array of adult and pediatric services, including: a Level 1 Trauma Center, a state-designated Pediatric Trauma Referral Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and a state-designated Brain and Spinal Cord Acute Injury Center. Additional services include the Neuroscience Center, High-Risk Obstetrical Unit with a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, the Rehabilitation Institute, the Memory Disorder Center, Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, Schwartz Dialysis Center and the Institute for Mental Health.  Pediatric services are provided at the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center, which is the only dedicated children’s hospital between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. Along with 24/7 dedicated pediatric emergency and trauma care, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital’s medical staff consists of 196 pediatricians in 36 subspecialties. These include limb reconstruction and lengthening at the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute, pediatric oncology program, which includes membership in the Children’s Oncology Group – a clinical trials group supported by the National Cancer Institute, and pediatric orthopedics. In addition, in-house pediatric intensivists work with area pediatricians to care for children while staying at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital.  St. Mary’s Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency, and is a member of the Children’s Hospital Association. The hospital has won many prestigious awards, including the Tenet Circle of Excellence award.  To learn more about St. Mary’s Medical Center and Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, visit, or call 561-844-6300.