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Nobody likes having a surgery. But if you do have to have one, trained doctors and a kind and caring medical team (and really good pain meds!) will make all the difference. Recently, Corridor-based Dallas Medical Center (DMC) was recognized for their excellence in patient care with The Gynecological Surgery Excellence Award! This award was presented by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

This award recognizes the top 10 percent of hospitals evaluated that provide outstanding performance in gynecologic surgery, including hysterectomy and surgery related to the female reproductive system. Healthgrades evaluated 727 eligible hospitals across 16 states and recognized 74 hospitals with the Healthgrades 2020 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award.

The evaluation found that:

  • From 2016 through 2018, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Healthgrades 2020 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award had, on average, a 46.7 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
  • From 2016 through 2018, if all hospitals in the analysis performed similarly to those receiving the Healthgrades 2020 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award, complications in 10,121 patients could have potentially been avoided.*

“The healthcare experience in this country has changed significantly over the past few months, and the hospitals that have achieved a Healthgrades 2020 Women’s Care Award go above and beyond to provide the best care possible for women,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.

Winning awards is nothing new to DMC. In the past two years, they have received nine Healthgrades Five-Star ratings, plus back-to-back Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Awards. The Patient Safety Excellence Awards named DMC among the Top 10 percent in the nation for Patient Safety by Healthgrades in 2019, and among the Top 5 percent in the nation for Patient Safety by Healthgrades in 2020.

“Being recognized for our superior performance in gynecologic surgery is an honor, and it really speaks to the amazing job our staff and providers do each day,” said Ruben Garza, CEO of DMC. “Delivering high-quality care to our community is our goal, and this recognition is just another indicator that we’re meeting our goal. My thanks go out to all our providers and staff for their dedication to our patients.”

If you are looking for exceptional care in the North Dallas Corridor, then head over to Dallas Medical Center in Farmers Branch. Located at I-635 and Webb Chapel Road, they are a trauma center, certified chest pain center, and operate a full-service ER with minimal wait time. They also offer rapid drive-up COVID-19 testing with results in about 15 minutes, which is normally covered under insurance, or is available for a $100 cash price. Visit for more information.

Congratulations, Dallas Medical Center, on winning this prestigious award!

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