Emanuel Medical Center Earns Maternity Honor Roll AwardSep 28, 2021
Emanuel Medical Center is proud to announce that it has received the 2021 Honor Roll Award for Maternity Care from the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) Agency, Hospital Quality Institute (HQI) and Cal Hospital Compare (CHC).
124 hospitals have been recognized on the 2021 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 23.9% statewide target of C-sections for low-risk births through its Maternity Honor Roll. This year’s award reflects calendar year 2020 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, approximately 500,000 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.