Littleton Adventist Hospital Recognized as one of Healthgrades 2013 Womens Health Excellence Award Recipients

Littleton, CO (June 19, 2013) Littleton Adventist Hospital announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2013 Womens Health Excellence Award according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals. This recognition distinguishes Littleton Adventist Hospital as a top performing hospital in womens health, which includes care provided to women for common conditions and procedures treated in the hospital.

We are honored to be identified as a leader in womens health. Littleton Adventist Hospital is an exceptional place to receive care and were pleased to be one of three hospitals in the Denver metro area to be given this recognition. This award, and the others weve received from Healthgrades, showcases our commitment to quality and the excellent care our physicians, nurses and associates deliver to every patient, every day, said Brett Spenst, president and CEO of Littleton Adventist Hospital.

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 Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. The Healthgrades 2013 Womens Health Excellence Award recipients have demonstrated exceptional performance and a dedicated approach to delivering superior quality of care for women.

Healthgrades 2013 Womens Health Excellence Award recipient hospitals have the potential to save womens lives. Compared to hospitals that performed in the bottom 10 percent from 2009 through 2011, Healthgrades Womens 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

Womens Health Excellence Award hospitals:

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


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In addition to the Womens Health Excellence Award, Littleton Adventist Hospital is the recipient of numerous Healthgrades awards, including the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award Clinical Excellence in 2013 and Healthgrades Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care and Critical Care.

To see the complete Healthgrades Womens Health Report 2013: Lean In When Making Healthcare Decisions to Get Your Best Outcome, as well as including full methodology, please visit:

About Littleton Adventist Hospital

Littleton Adventist Hospital is a full service hospital serving the south metro Denver area specializing in trauma, emergency care, stroke, Level IIIb NICU, neuroscience and cardiac care. Littleton Adventist Hospital is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year, across 14 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, Flight for Life and home care and hospice services. Littletons and Centura's strength lies in the ability to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care across the state. For more information visit Littleton Adventist Hospital.

About Healthgrades

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 Healthgrades.

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Lauren Brendel
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
Littleton Adventist Hospital
Lauren Brendel