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ARMC Honored for Its Commitment to Improving Maternal Health Outcomes

ARMC Honored for Its Commitment to Improving Maternal Health Outcomes

ARMC has earned two awards from CMQCC for its efforts in supporting vaginal births, reducing first birth cesarean rates, and continually improving maternal care quality in its hospital.

Colton, CA - Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has been honored with two quality achievement awards from the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) in recognition of its work in maternal care and population health. ARMC’s maternity care team received the Maternal Data Center (MDC) Superstar Award for Medium Birth Volume Hospitals as well as the Quality & Sustainability Award for NTSV Cesarean Delivery Rates.

ARMC earned its MDC Superstar Award for its high level of participating with CMQCC’s Maternal Data Center (MDC), an online web tool where the hospital can submit its patient discharge data and give clinicians perinatal performance metrics and benchmarking data to inform quality improvement. As a hospital with between 1,000 and 2,499 annual births, ARMC accrued at least 700 MDC utilization points (reflecting frequency of MDC use) and earned at least 5 MDC education hours (for attendance at MDC webinars and other educational events). For the Quality & Sustainability Award for NTSV Cesarean Delivery Rate, ARMC achieved Calfornia’s Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030 NTSV (Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, and Vertex) Cesarean Birth target rates of 23.9% or below for the 2020 calendar year and 23.6% or below for the 2021 and 2022 calendar years.

“It’s a huge honor for our maternity care team to be recognized with these two awards,” said Samantha Huang, ARMC’s Associate Hospital Administrator for Population Health. “Every year, we share in the excitement of thousands of births at our hospital, and our philosophy here at ARMC is to enhance the birthing experience for every family that comes through our doors. We’re looking forward to continuing our collaboration with CMQCC to deliver even better outcomes going forward.”

CMQCC was founded at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2006 with the State of California in response to rising maternal mortality and morbidity rates. Its mission is to end preventable morbidity, mortality, and racial disparities in California marternity care through research, quality improvement toolkits, statewide outreach collaboratives, and data-driven solutions. Since its inception, California’s maternal mortality rates have declined by 65% from 2006 to 2016, even as national maternal mortality rates have risen.

About Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by San Bernardino County, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. It is ARMC’s mission, in an environment of learning and innovation, to serve our diverse community with high-quality, compassionate care. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates the Edward G. Hirschman Burn Center, a level I trauma center, a comprehensive stroke center, a behavioral health center, and five primary care centers. ARMC also provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the countywide vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. ARMC is the primary teaching hospital for the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM). The University welcomed its first class of students in 2018. For more information on CUSM, visit For more information about ARMC, visit