FLORIDA’S AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
in partnership with
key stakeholders and community partners in the State of Florida
The Agency for Health Care Administration and the Florida Department of Health commend hospitals for achieving the Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) primary C-section goal as a milestone of success. While life-saving in certain cases, cesarean sections (C-sections) can pose serious health risks to mothers and babies. Once a woman has a cesarean, she has a greater chance of having a C-section for subsequent births, increasing her risk of major birth complications. For the baby, some of the consequences can include longer hospital stays in the neonatal intensive care unit, as well as higher rates of respiratory infection. Research supports the importance of employing a collective impact approach and mobilizing community partnerships that work to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Partners are focused on ensuring quality care for mothers and babies by encouraging vaginal deliveries to help reduce low-risk, primary C-sections.
View 2017 Hospital C-Section Honorees List [565KB PDF]