Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Makes Cal Hospital Compare’s 2020 Honor Roll for Maternity Care

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Makes Cal Hospital Compare’s 2020 Honor Roll for Maternity Care

Cal Hospital Compare, in partnership with the California Health & Human Services Agency, recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Maternity Care Honor Roll and Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital was among the honorees. The hospital was one of 141 hospitals recognized for meeting or surpassing the statewide target aimed at reducing births via C-section in first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. Petaluma Valley Hospital also received this recognition.

“At Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, we are proud of the holistic care we provide to mothers and babies. From our Intensive Care Nursery to our expert lactation consultants, skilled OB/GYN and doula-trained nurses, our talented caregivers who are committed to ensuring the best outcomes for mothers and growing families,” said Tyler Hedden, Chief Executive at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

To receive a 2020 maternity honor roll award, a California hospital must have a cesarean section rate of 23.9 percent or lower for low-risk, first birth deliveries and participates in California Maternal Quality Care Collaboratives' 2019 Maternal Data Center. 

In 2015, the California Health and Human Services Agency began recognizing hospitals for meeting the 23.9% statewide target for C-sections.1 The overuse of cesarean sections (C-sections) can result in higher rates of complications like hemorrhage, transfusions, infection, and blood clots. For babies, it can mean higher rates of infection, respiratory complications, neonatal intensive care unit stays, and lower breastfeeding rates.2

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital has received numerous recognitions for its maternity care. The hospital also received an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Care award in 2020. 

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