Hospital C-Section Honor Roll 2019

In collaboration with the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) and, OSHPD’s 2019 C-Section (Cesarean) Honor Roll data visualization gives an overview of the 235 hospitals that offer maternity services in California with stars indicating the 134 hospitals named to the 2019 C-Section Honor Roll. Of these 134 hospitals, 60 have achieved Honor Roll status four years running. All ratings are based on prior year data.

The hospitals earning C-Section Honor Roll status have met or surpassed the state target of reducing C-Section rates for low-risk, first-births to 23.9 percent.

According to the California Health and Human Services Agency, evidence suggests that the chance of having a C-section delivery largely depends on aspects such as where a woman delivers and the practice patterns of her obstetric care team. Even for low-risk, first-birth pregnancies, huge variations are noted in rates of C-sections at individual hospitals.

Overuse of C-sections matters. For mothers, it can result in higher rates of complications like hemorrhage, transfusions, infection, and blood clots. Once a mother has had a C-section, she has a greater than 90 percent chance of having one again for subsequent births, leading to higher risks of additional major complications. The surgery also brings risks for babies, including higher rates of infection, respiratory complications, and neonatal intensive care unit stays.

Data and Resources

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)

My Birth Matters – An educational campaign aimed at informing expectant mothers about cesarean delivery.


Additional Information#

Topic:   Cesarean (C-Section) Honor Roll, Maternity Care
Temporal Coverage:   2015 – 2018
Spatial/Geographic Coverage:   Statewide
Geographic Granularity:  Zip Code
Frequency:   Annually

Source Link:  Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development: Patient Discharge Data

Citation:   2019 C-Section Honor Roll, Truven Health Analytics for; Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD): Patient Discharge Data. All ratings are based on prior year data.