Doctors Medical Center, Doctors Hospital of Manteca and Emanuel Medical Center are proud to announce that all three hospitals have 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).
A total of 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.