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MarinHealth Receives Quality and Sustainability Award for Achieving Low Cesarean Birth Rate

MarinHealth today announced that they received the Quality and Sustainability Award: NTSV Cesarean Birth Rate (PC-02) from California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), in part of its 2022 Quality & Engagement Awards program. MarinHealth is one of 75 California-based hospitals that met and maintained the target rates for Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, and Vertex (NTSV) births for three consecutive years. The criteria were set by Healthy People 2020 and Healthy People 2030, initiatives designed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides 10-year, measurable public health objectives — and tools to help track progress toward achieving them.

Recipients of the Quality and Sustainability Award: NTSV Cesarean Birth Rate (PC-02) achieved an NTSV C-section target rate of 23.9% or below during the 2019 and 2020 calendar years, and a rate of 23.6% or below for the 2021 calendar year. Of the 1,436 births that took place at MarinHealth during 2021, the NTSV percentage was 17.9%. Year to date, MarinHealth's NTSV C-section target rate is 13%.

"We are honored to receive the Quality and Sustainability award for NTSV Cesarean Birthrate," says Lawrence Tiglao, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology. "In 2021, births at the hospital increased by 15% from the previous year, yet MarinHealth worked diligently to bring positive outcomes for mothers and their newborns. This recognition is a testament to our quality and clinical maternity teams' efficacy, who work collaboratively to bring the safest and highest quality care possible."

CMQCC is a multi-stakeholder organization committed to ending preventable morbidity, mortality, and racial disparities in California maternity care. The annual CMQCC Quality and Engagement awards recognize the member hospitals that go above and beyond to provide California's mothers, birthing people and their families with the best start to life.

CMQCC was founded in 2006 at Stanford University School of Medicine together with the State of California in response to rising maternal mortality and morbidity rates. CMQCC works with over 200 member hospitals, uses research, quality improvement toolkits, state-wide outreach collaboratives and its innovative Maternal Data Center to improve health outcomes for mothers, birthing people and newborns. Since CMQCC's inception, California has seen maternal mortality decline by 65 percent between 2006 to 2016, while the national maternal mortality rate continued to rise.