Hospital Among Small Group of 134 to Surpass Performance Standards
(Mission Viejo, Calif. – January 28, 2020) – Mission Hospital has received an award for excellence in maternity care from the California Health and Human Services Agency and Cal Hospital Compare for delivering safer and affordable care to the communities it serves. This achievement recognizes Mission’s continued success in providing superior health care to South County residents.
“Mission Hospital is committed to providing South Orange County mothers with high-quality, personalized birth experiences in a safe and nurturing environment,” said Seth Teigen, chief executive of Mission Hospital. “Our team has worked hard to reduce the number of C-sections we perform so we can enhance the health and overall birth experience of mothers and babies.”
Only 134 hospitals in California met performance standards in maternity care for this honor, meeting and surpassing the statewide target of reducing the number of births via C-section in first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. Overuse of C-sections also increases the chances babies will develop infections and respiratory complications, among other issues.
The award is based on most recent data reported by California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the California Department of Public Health-Vital Records.
For additional information about Mission Hospital, visit www.mission4health.com.
About Mission Hospital
Mission Hospital is a state-of-the-art, 523-bed acute care regional medical center in Mission Viejo, California. As one of the busiest designated adult and pediatric Level II Trauma Centers in the state of California, Mission Hospital provides a full range of reputable specialty health care services with highly skilled teams treating a multitude of complex conditions. Services include a full range of expertise in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, cancer care, women’s services, mental health and wellness, and a variety of other specialty services. Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach (MHLB) provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services, orthopedics, general and GI surgery. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 54-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital.
Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital is highly recognized for its high quality of care, evidenced through a multitude of healthcare quality benchmarks. Mission Hospital is part of St. Joseph Health, a not-for-profit provider of integrated health care. Together, we work to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. For more information, visit www.mission4health.com.
About California Health and Human Services (CHHS)
The California Health and Human Services Agency oversees departments and offices that provide a wide range of services in the areas of health care, mental health, public health, alcohol and drug treatment, income assistance, social services and assistance to people with disabilities. For additional information, visit https://www.chhs.ca.gov/.
About Cal Hospital Compare (CHC)
Cal Hospital Compare is a nonprofit organization that has been providing Californians with objective hospital ratings for more than a decade. Each year, the organization evaluates publicly available data to carefully compare hospital performance. For more information on individual honor rolls and recipients, please visit the Cal Hospital Compare website.