CHA News Article

Smart Care Awards Mailed to 111 Birthing Hospitals

The Office of Secretary Diana Dooley at the California Health and Human Services Agency this week mailed 2017 Hospital C-Section Honor Roll certificates to 111 birthing center CEOs, recognizing them for achieving the Healthy People 2020 target of 23.9 percent or fewer low-risk, first-birth cesarean deliveries in 2016.

The achievement awards are sent on behalf of Smart Care California, a coalition of public and private health care purchasers that collectively covers 16 million people statewide, or 40 percent of all Californians.

The agency’s press release, which quotes Hospital Quality Institute President and CEO Julie Morath, is attached, as well as a list of the awardees.