Healthgrades recognizes Mon Health Medical Center as only W.Va. hospital with Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Mon Health Medical Center was recently awarded the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award for the third year in a row by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Mon Health Medical Center was the only hospital in West Virginia to achieve this designation.

For this annual analysis, Healthgrades evaluated hospital performance across four OBGYN services (vaginal delivery, c-section delivery, hysterectomy, gynecological procedures) in 16 states. The 2022 awards identify the top 10% of hospitals in each area, with only 145 hospitals recognized.

“Mon Health Medical Center has long been recognized in the community for its comprehensive women’s health programs,” said Dr. Shane Prettyman, OBGYN and Co-Medical Director of Mon Health Medical Center Women’s Health Services. “We are proud of our staff, gynecologists, obstetricians, and surgeons for their dedication to providing best-in-class care.”

From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals receiving the Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award have, on average, a 46.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

“When choosing a doctor for OBGYN care, patients should consider three factors: hospital quality, facility and care team experience with your condition/procedure, and compatibility,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science, Healthgrades. “Identifying the national leaders in Obstetrics & Gynecology makes it easier for consumers to consider hospital quality before choosing an OBGYN specialist.”

“This award from Healthgrades demonstrates Mon Health Medical Center’s strong commitment to delivering an extraordinary experience, compassionate care, and clinical excellence in women’s health,” said Dr. Craig Herring, OBGYN and Co-Medical Director of Mon Health Medical Center Women’s Health Services.

Earlier this year, Healthgrades also awarded Mon Health Medical Center with the Outstanding Patient Experience Award, which recognizes the top hospitals in the nation for overall patient experience based on nine measures related to doctor and nurse communication, hospital cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions. To view the full list of award recipients from Healthgrades, visit To learn more about Mon Health Medical Center, visit

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