104 California Hospitals Make State’s ‘Honor Roll’ For Reducing C-Sections
The federal government has set goals for hospitals to cut down on cesarean births, which are costly and can endanger the lives of the mothers.
California Awards Hospitals For Reducing C-Sections
California recognized hospitals Wednesday for meeting or exceeding a federal goal for reducing Cesarean births, but four of the biggest baby delivery hospitals in the central San Joaquin Valley did not make the list. Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley congratulated 104 California hospitals for reducing C-sections for first-time moms with low-risk pregnancies to a rate of 23.9 or lower, a goal set by federal government for hospitals to meet by 2020. (Anderson, 10/26)
Most San Diego Hospitals Fail To Meet Goal For Reducing C-Sections
State health officials have placed 104 hospitals on a new honor roll for meeting a federal goal of reducing C-section births. Only three San Diego-area hospitals made the list: Scripps Mercy, UC San Diego and Sharp Grossmont. (Goldberg, 10/26)