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We've got you covered with our comprehensive childbirth education class and stork tour! Our class is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to confidently approach childbirth. Additionally, we offer a stork tour of our Labor and Delivery Unit to help you become familiar with the environment where you'll be delivering your baby. We're committed to supporting you every step of the way!

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We are looking for individuals with recent experiences in maternal and infant care to join our council.

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About Emanuel Medical Center

Since 1917, Emanuel has been the heart of healthcare in Turlock, California, providing incredible high-quality care with compassion to the patients we serve. We are so excited to bring you this same experience online! Lately, we've been thinking a lot about what a hospital is- and what it CAN be. At its fundamental level, we know a hospital is a medical facility. But Emanuel Medical is more than a medical facility, we are a community resource that tries to help people live better, healthier lives. We invite you in to be part of our nearly 100 year tradition. Take a look around, and see how we promote health and wellness while providing you the health care you expect and deserve.

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Emanuel Medical Center Earns Honor Roll Award for Maternity Care

Sep 2, 2022

EMC - 2022 Maternity Award Certificate_400x293Emanuel Medical Center is proud to announce that it has received the 2022 Honor Roll Award for Maternity Care from the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency, Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and Cal Hospital Compare (CHC).  

108 hospitals have been recognized on the 2022 Maternity Honor Roll. These hospitals met or surpassed the statewide target aimed at reducing births via cesarean section (C-section) in first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies.

In 2015, the California Health and Human Services Agency began recognizing hospitals that meet the statewide target of C-sections for low-risk births through its Maternity Honor Roll. This year’s award reflects calendar year 2021 hospital discharge and birth certificate data from California hospitals that offer maternity services and participate in the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative’s Maternal Data Center (CMQCC’s MDC).

Every year, more than 400,000 babies are born in California and childbirth is the No. 1 reason for hospitalization in the U.S. and California. C-sections can result in higher rates of complications like hemorrhage, transfusions, infection and blood clots. The surgery can also bring risks for babies, including higher rates of infection, respiratory complications, neonatal intensive care unit stays and lower breastfeeding rates.

To learn more about the 2022 Maternity Honor Roll, click here.