Sixteen Network Hospitals Honored for Reducing C-Section Births

Dec 8, 2021 | 2021, Network, Quality

Few occasions in life are as memorable as the birth of a new baby—and during this time mothers and their babies deserve the best care available. Sutter Health Plus is pleased that many of its network hospitals were recognized by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) for reducing cesarean section (C-section) births for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies.

Sixteen Sutter Health Plus network hospitals were named in the state’s 2021 Maternity Care Honor Roll:

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center – Alta Bates Campus
  • California Pacific Medical Center – Mission Bernal and Van Ness Campus
  • Eden Medical Center
  • El Camino Hospital – Los Gatos
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital – Palo Alto
  • 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 Solano Medical Center
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
  • Watsonville Community Hospital

When complications arise during pregnancy, C-sections can save the lives of mothers and babies. However, 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 2030 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.