Top marks for maternity care

Fourteen Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California have been recognized as “high performing” in maternity care by US News & World Report. This is the first time that US News & World Report has published a list of the best hospitals for maternity care.

“We are proud of this achievement, which is a testament to the exceptional care that our doctors and staff provide,” said Julie Miller Phipps, regional president for Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii Health Plan and Hospitals. “This reflects our commitment to providing our members and patients with high-quality personalized maternity care as they embark on their parenthood journey.”

“Through our integrated model of care and evidence-based protocols, we provide families with the expert, top-of-the-line care they need to lead healthy and productive lives, since,” said Ramin Davidoff, Executive Medical Director and President of Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and President and CEO, Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. The Beginning. Our highly skilled physicians and care teams, along with our integrated system of care delivery, allow us to provide the best experience and outcomes for new parents and their babies.”

To be recognized among the Best Maternity Care Hospitals for 2021-22, hospitals had to excel on multiple quality metrics that mattered to expectant families, including low rates of complications and cesarean deliveries, whether deliveries were scheduled too early in pregnancy, and the success of each hospital-supported breastfeeding. One-third of the hospitals assessed by US News for maternity care have a “high-performance” rating — the highest possible rating for this type of care.

“All families deserve to be told how hospitals are performing on KQIs, which is why US News has compiled and published a range of maternal health data from hospitals across the country,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis. In US News & World Report. “Hospitals that we recognized as high performing meet high standards in the care of patients with uncomplicated pregnancies.”

Congratulations to our hospitals in Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Downey, Fontana, Irvine, Los Angeles, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Panorama City, Riverside, San Diego, San Diego Zion, South Bay and Woodland Hills on this remarkable achievement.

The evaluation looks at hospital data relating only to uncomplicated pregnancies, not high-risk pregnancies. Participating hospitals responded to a survey conducted by the US News Health Analysis Team in the spring of 2021, which reflects data from 2019. Participation was voluntary.

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