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Reducing C-sections

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AdventHealth Waterman has achieved the Healthy People 2020 Maternal and Child Health goal, focused on reducing cesarean section deliveries for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies, according to the Florida Hospital Association. AdventHealth Waterman was among 19 hospitals honored at the association’s recent annual meeting. 

“While a cesarean birth is a lifesaving procedure when vaginal delivery is no longer a safe option, there has been a rise in cesarean rates across the country without associated improvement in health outcomes for women or newborns,” Dr. Marilyn Mayne, OB/GYN at AdventHealth Waterman, says in a press release. 

The rate of low-risk cesarean births in Florida is 36.8 percent, one of the highest state rates in the nation. AdventHealth Waterman’s C-section rate in 2018 was 20.9 percent, below the national goal of 23.9 percent.

The team at AdventHealth Waterman’s Center for Women and Children celebrate their recent recognition for beating the national goal of cesarean section deliveries for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies.

During Florida Hospital Association’s annual meeting on Oct. 24, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognized AdventHealth Waterman for beating the national goal of cesarean section deliveries for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. Pictured here, Holly Kolozsvary, AdventHealth Waterman director of emerging service lines, is congratulated by Dr. Scott Rivkees, surgeon general for the state of Florida. In background, Kimbi Ayers, AdventHealth Waterman Center for Women and Children manager.

During Florida Hospital Association’s annual meeting on Oct. 24, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Florida Department of Health (DOH) recognized AdventHealth Waterman for beating the national goal of cesarean section deliveries for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. Pictured here, Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew, AdventHealth Waterman Center for Women and Children manager Kimbi Ayers, AdventHealth Waterman Director of Emerging Service Lines Holly Kolozsvary, and Florida State Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees.

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