The Modesto facility is among 259 hospitals named in the Leapfrog Group and Money magazine’s list of Best Hospitals for Maternity Care. Only 28 California hospitals are on the list, and Kaiser Permanente Northern California has a total of seven recognized hospitals including Modesto, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Leandro, Santa Clara, and Vacaville.
The Leapfrog Group teamed with Money to analyze maternity care data submitted to the 2022 Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which was completed by more than 2,200 hospitals in 2022. To be included in the list, eligible hospitals had to have an A or B grade in the Spring Safety Score Assessment. at 2022 Leapfrog Hospital. In addition, they were required to meet seven specific criteria for providing maternity care.
“This honor is a testament to the extraordinary efforts our maternity care teams put in every day,” said Afrika Dohani West, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente Central Valley. “We are proud of our doctors and staff who constantly go above and beyond to ensure our families receive the highest standard of care.”
Kaiser Permanente Northern California is a leader in providing innovative approaches to maternal care that improve maternal health equity. Hospitals meet strict standards for maternity care, including low rates of caesarean sections and elective premature deliveries, and follow important protocols to safely protect new mothers and their babies. Last year, nearly 44,000 babies were born at Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California.
“Our physicians and care teams are driven by a great commitment to providing high-quality, safe patient care,” said Sanjay Mohaneh, GP at Kaiser Permanente Central Valley. “This recognition reflects our pride in the service and desire to give new mothers and their babies a healthy start.”
The 259 hospitals that made the cut are a mix of hospitals that provide care for uncomplicated pregnancies, as well as hospitals that provide care for high-risk deliveries, such as providing neonatal intensive care units, etc.
For more information on the Leapfrog criteria, visit the Leapfrog Hospital Survey Measurement page.
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality health care and improve the health of its members and the communities they serve. Kaiser currently serves approximately 12.6 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. The care of members and patients focuses on their overall health and is guided by the physicians, specialists and team of caregivers at Permanente Personal Medical Group. For more information, visit http://about.kaiserpermanente.org.