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ARMC Maternity Care Honored for Third Consecutive Year

ARMC Maternity Care Honored for Third Consecutive Year

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has been honored by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative’s (CMQCC) 2022 Maternity Care Honor Roll for outstanding maternity care. This is ARMC’s third consecutive recognition, having previously been named to the 2021 Honor Roll and 2020 Honor Roll.

ARMC is one of the 108 hospitals named to the 2022 Honor Roll, out of 211 California hospitals offering maternity services. To be named to the Honor Roll, ARMC and the other hospitals have lowered their Caesarean section (C-section) birth rates to 23.6 percent or lower for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies.

This is the first year that (CHC) has established the NTSV C-section rate at 23.6 percent; from 2015 through 2021, the threshold was 23.9 percent. This year’s target was changed to align with the Healthy People 2030 goals.

For the past eight years, the Maternity Care Honor Roll has been California’s means to recognize hospitals that meet or exceed a statewide target for C-section births for low-risk, first births. The California Health and Human Services Agency has found that overuse of C-sections bears the risk of higher complications including hemorrhage, infections, and blood clots, and may require transfusions. Additional potential risks to the infants include higher rates of infection, respiratory complications, NICU stays, and lower breastfeeding rates.