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Hoag makes push to reduce C-section births
Orange County Register

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, one of the largest medical facilities in Orange County, needed to move quickly.

A big insurer had warned that Hoag’s maternity costs were too high and it might be cut from the plan’s network. The reason? Too many Cesarean sections.

“We were under intense scrutiny,” said Dr. Allyson Brooks, executive medical director of Hoag’s women’s health institute.