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Florida Cesarean Rates by Hospital, 2008

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Hospital Name

Total

Cesareans

Total

Deliveries

2008

Rate

Statewide Total Cesarean Rate 84,994 222,645 38.2%
Kendall Regional Medical Center 1,439 2,020 71.2%
South Miami Hospital, Inc 2,457 4,153 59.2%
Mercy Hospital 787 1,372 57.4%
Holy Cross Hospital, Inc. 631 1,162 54.3%
Hialeah Hospital 855 1,614 53.0%
Glades General Hospital 284 560 50.7%
Mount Sinai Medical Center 955 1,933 49.4%
Baptist Hospital of Miami 2,200 4,505 48.8%
Memorial Hospital Miramar 1,506 3,113 48.4%
Jackson Memorial Hospital 2,637 5,524 47.7%
Homestead Hospital 707 1,491 47.4%
Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital 270 571 47.3%
Palmetto General Hospital 967 2,061 46.9%
Plantation General Hospital 1,466 3,139 46.7%
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center 513 1,162 44.1%
Saint Mary’s Medical Center 1,695 3,872 43.8%
Palms West Hospital 440 1,011 43.5%
North Shore Medical Center 840 1,938 43.3%
Baptist Medical Center - Nassau 179 415 43.1%
Boca Raton Community Hospital 735 1,721 42.7%
Brandon Regional Hospital 1,445 3,396 42.6%
Sarasota Memorial Hospital 1,363 3,266 41.7%
Pasco Regional Medical Center 130 313 41.5%
Healthpark Medical Center 1,568 3,801 41.3%
Arnold Palmer Medical Center 5,851 14,217 41.2%
Broward General Medical Center 1,430 3,476 41.1%
Florida Hospital 1,102 2,693 40.9%
St Joseph’s Hospital 2,869 7,018 40.9%
West Boca Medical Center 864 2,129 40.6%
Physicians Regional Med Ctr- Collier Blvd 161 397 40.6%
Jupiter Medical Center 482 1,192 40.4%
Memorial Regional Hospital 1,680 4,159 40.4%
Northwest Medical Center 719 1,813 39.7%
Memorial Hospital Jacksonville 841 2,137 39.4%
University Community Hospital 1,070 2,726 39.3%
Memorial Hospital West 1,784 4,553 39.2%
Bayfront Medical Center, Inc 1,286 3,302 38.9%
Spring Hill Regional Hospital 705 1,815 38.8%
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center 433 1,116 38.8%
Saint Vincent’s Medical Center 769 1,999 38.5%
Bethesda Memorial Hospital 1,147 2,983 38.5%
St Luke’s Hospital 391 1,019 38.4%
NCH Healthcare System North Naples 1,352 3,530 38.3%
Wellington Regional Medical Center 954 2,494 38.3%
Mease Countryside Hospital 707 1,852 38.2%
Winter Park Memorial Hospital 871 2,289 38.1%
Leesburg Regional Medical Center 528 1,392 37.9%
Community Hospital 317 840 37.7%
Shands Hospital at the Univ. of Florida 1,041 2,766 37.6%
Desoto Memorial Hospital 210 560 37.5%
Halifax Health Medical Center 900 2,404 37.4%
Baptist Medical Center 877 2,394 36.6%
Florida Hospital Waterman 329 904 36.4%
Coral Springs Medical Center 841 2,311 36.4%
Mayo Clinic 154 424 36.3%
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Inc 200 551 36.3%
Peace River Regional Medical Center 485 1,337 36.3%
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 360 998 36.1%
Indian River Medical Center 440 1,223 36.0%
Bay Medical Center 177 496 35.7%
Jackson North Medical Center 600 1,687 35.6%
Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center 385 1,085 35.5%
Florida Hospital Celebration Health 548 1,561 35.1%
Jackson South Community Hospital 518 1,488 34.8%
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center 360 1,038 34.7%
Baptist Medical Center South 533 1,537 34.7%
Lower Keys Medical Center 172 499 34.5%
Manatee Memorial Hospital 743 2,159 34.4%
Cape Coral Hospital 493 1,444 34.1%
Health Central 403 1,181 34.1%
Cape Canaveral Hospital 231 677 34.1%
Parrish Medical Center 221 648 34.1%
Florida Hospital Altamonte 411 1,208 34.0%
Baptist Medical Center - Beaches 401 1,191 33.7%
Santa Rosa Medical Center 110 328 33.5%
South Lake Hospital 187 565 33.1%
Gulf Coast Medical Center 766 2,331 32.9%
Shands at Lake Shore 215 658 32.7%
Holmes Regional Medical Center 897 2,747 32.7%
Capital Regional Medical Center 316 970 32.6%
Highlands Regional Medical Center 121 372 32.5%
West Florida Hospital 143 441 32.4%
St Petersburg General Hospital 479 1,512 31.7%
Tampa General Hospital 1,752 5,554 31.5%
Saint Lucie Medical Center 307 977 31.4%
Osceola Regional Medical Center 683 2,183 31.3%
Sacred Heart Hospital 1,132 3,652 31.0%
Jackson Hospital 190 617 30.8%
Wuesthoff Medical Center - Melbourne 145 471 30.8%
Regency Medical Center 586 1,909 30.7%
Orange Park Medical Center 670 2,184 30.7%
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center 304 995 30.6%
Central Florida Regional Hospital 210 691 30.4%
Putnam Community Medical Center 150 502 29.9%
Citrus Memorial Hospital 193 647 29.8%
Sacred Heart Hospital - Emerald Coast 195 655 29.8%
Shands at AGH 334 1,123 29.7%
Flagler Hospital 325 1,113 29.2%
South Seminole Hospital 431 1,491 28.9%
Tallahassee Memorial Hospital 1,188 4,144 28.7%
Morton Plant Hospital 949 3,317 28.6%
Gulf Coast Hospital 593 2,085 28.4%
Martin Memorial Medical Center 582 2,104 27.7%
North Florida Regional Medical Center 649 2,377 27.3%
Good Samaritan Medical Center 170 623 27.3%
Florida Hospital Deland 286 1,051 27.2%
Baptist Hospital Inc 301 1,108 27.2%
Lakeland Regional Medical Center 974 3,602 27.0%
North Okaloosa Medical Center 167 620 26.9%
Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge 188 705 26.7%
South Florida Baptist Hospital 136 511 26.6%
Munroe Regional Medical Center 747 2,878 26.0%
Shands Jacksonville Medical Center 736 3,473 21.2%
Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center 64 320 20.0%

 

 

Source: http://www.floridahealthfinder.gov/

 

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Reader Comments (16)

Sick, isn't it? Especially when you look at the state's baby factory Arnold Palmer with over 14,000 births a year.

Sick.

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonkey Mama

At the very least, Kendall should be had for misleading advertising:

"The new, state-of-the-art maternity unit in The Atrium at Kendall Medical Center features LDRP Maternity Suites, where labor, delivery and postpartum recovery all take place within one comfortably furnished room. "

If 71.2% are having c-sections, and presumably some of the remaining 38.8% are delivering in the OR with forceps/vacuum/etc, they can hardly claim that labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery typically take place in a single room (unless they are pioneering LSDRP suites--Labor, Surgical Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum suites....)

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Chalmers

I was reading the numbers and, in an odd reaction, I didn't register the actual percentages in front of my eyes. 70%? It seems fake. If only that were true.

I grew up in Orlando, was a doula and midwife's assistant there. In one of the birth centers I worked in, they had a cesarean rate about 18%. To think that Florida Hospital in Orlando has a 40% cesarean rate makes my stomach turn.

These are the first 2008 rates I've seen and it terrifies me to think what we're going to see from around the rest of the country - and what 2009's numbers will bring us.

My head is swimming. My knees are weak. I don't even know where to begin to fix this.

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNavelgazingMidwife

Can any Floridian midwives or Mommas speculate about birth center and home birth rates? Is there any glimmer of hope in relation to birth center births alongside these cruddy rates?

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSaanenMother

The hospital at which I will be doing rotations, the hospital where I was born, the hospital where my older son was born, and my closest ob/gyn residency site are on that list. The lowest rate for those four is 43.3%. The other three are above 46%.

As for the out of hospital birth rate, I am not sure what it is for South Florida. I would assume somewhere around 5%.

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMomTFH

OMG... will the c/s rate ever stop climbing? Or are we aiming for 100%?

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermichele

This is so disturbing. How can that be? How awful for women, and how expensive! It seems like a low-risk woman in Florida had better deliver at home.

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKK

Florida hospitals should be hanging their heads in shame.

March 21, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill

There's a lot of speculation that it has to do with the "three strikes you're out" law in Florida for practicing physicians. The biggest part of the "problem" with the law is that it supposedly covers groups and individuals just the same, so if a group of 50 docs have 3 judgments against them, all of the docs under their umbrella will be out of a license or if one solo doc has three judgments, he'll lose his license. I'm not an attorney so I can't really speak too much about the truth behind the statement, but I can say that I've heard it out of more than one practitioner's mouth.

Sucks, sucks, sucks that I was one of those 84,994 in 2008.

The bright (?) side of it all is that more and more women are option for OOH births and midwives in Florida have some amazing laws that protect them and preserve their rights to be paid by insurance companies--even out of state policies that forbid OOH birth. My TN policy that specifically excluded midwifery care of all kinds and OOH birth paid over $2000 toward my midwife bill, even if I did have to harass them to no end to get the $$ I was owed.

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonkey Mama

That was my main reason for choosing a midwife with my first child. I lived closest to Baptist Hospital of Miami (48.8%), and when I got pregnant, there was a demonstration outside of the hospital because their cesarean rate had crossed 50% the previous year. (This was in 1998).

March 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMomTFH
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