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Fifteen Network Hospitals Honored for Reducing C-Section Births

Posted by on Jan 14, 2020 in News, Quality

The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) recently recognized hospitals for reducing cesarean section (C-section) births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies.

Fifteen Sutter Health Plus network hospitals were named to the state’s 2019 Maternity Care Honor Roll:

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Alta Bates Campus
  • California Pacific Medical Center – Mission Bernal Campus
  • Eden Medical Center
  • El Camino Hospital – Los Gatos
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  • Sutter Davis Hospital
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center
  • Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento
  • Sutter Roseville Medical Center
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
  • Sutter Solano Medical Center
  • Watsonville Community Hospital

When complications arise during pregnancy, C-sections can save the lives of mothers and infants, but some women undergo the surgery for no medical reason, exposing both mother and baby to potentially avoidable risks. To respond to the rise in unnecessary C-sections, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted the Healthy People 2020 target of reducing nationwide C-section rates for low-risk, first-births to 23.9 percent. The Maternity Care Honor Roll acknowledges hospitals that have achieved—and in many cases gone beyond—that goal.