California Cesarean Rates by Hospital, 2008 – Blog –

A Caesarean section in progress.

A Caesarean section in progress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From theunnecesarean.com, this is a chart of C Section percentages by hospital in California from the year 2008. The data goes as follows on the chart: Total percentage of C Sections, percentage of babies born that weighed around 3lbs 5oz, percentages of babies who were born 5lbs 8oz (or more?), and the number of total births per hospital. Kaiser Walnut Creek is where I gave birth to my daughter with no drugs or interventions with a midwife in 2010. Sutter Memorial is where I could have my second baby, but Sutter Davis is where I am trying to go for labor and delivery. Southern California seems to have much higher C Section rates than Northern California, with Corona Regional Medical Center found with the highest amount at a 70% C Section Rate. The Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has the lowest percentage of C Sections on the list yet had delivered almost as many babies as many other hospitals, including Kaiser Walnut Creek, yet they are located right outside of LA. View the full list of CA hospital %’s of C Sections here: http://www.theunnecesarean.com/blog/2010/4/9/california-cesarean-rates-by-hospital-2008.html

% C sections,     3lbs_5oz%,     5lbs_8oz%,     #Total Births

SUTTER DAVIS HOSP 17.5% 0.0% 3.1% 1345
SUTTER MEMORIAL HOSP 34.3% 2.1% 9.5% 5622
KAISER FND HOSP – WALNUT CREEK 31.7% 1.4% 8.0% 3332
PROVIDENCE SAINT JOSEPH MED CTR 13.3% 1.8% 4.9% 3002

Eleven facilities reported fewer than 10 births and no cesarean sections.

Reported No Cesareans Total Births
KAISER FND HOSP – RICHMOND 1
SURPRISE VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSP 1
PLACENTIA LINDA HOSPITAL 1
SAN MATEO MEDICAL CENTER 1
JOHN MUIR MED CTR -CONCORD CAMPUS 2
COALINGA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 2
KERN VALLEY HEALTHCARE DISTRICT 2
COAST PLAZA DOCTORS HOSPITAL 4
FRANK R HOWARD MEMORIAL HOSP 4
MODOC MEDICAL CENTER 4
DOCTORS MED CTR – SAN PABLO 8
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