New Jersey Cesarean Rates by Hospital, 2009

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  ALL BIRTHS % OF C/S

% OF

PRIMARY C/S

MEADOWLANDS HOSPITAL 724 52.6 34.8
HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY 5893 49.1 30.0
CENTRASTATE MEDICAL CENTER 1741 48.9 26.9
ST BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER 5781 48.6 27.6
VIRTUA-WEST JERSEY 5498 47.0 29.5
RIVERVIEW MEDICAL CENTER 1447 46.3 25.7
THE VALLEY HOSPITAL 3228 46.3 27.2
JERSEY CITY MEDICAL CENTER 1594 46.0 27.4
SAINT CLARE’S HOSPITAL 1567 45.8 28.0
CHRIST HOSPITAL 1207 44.7 28.3
COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER 1696 44.6 26.1
OVERLOOK HOSPITAL 2483 44.5 26.3
LOURDES MEDICAL CENTER 847 43.1 23.5
VIRTUA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 2131 43.0 24.4
MORRISTOWN MEMORIAL 3926 42.7 25.5
SOMERSET MEDICAL CENTER 1241 42.3 23.7
HOLY NAME HOSPITAL 1428 42.2 27.1
HOBOKEN UNIVERSITY 1497 41.7 24.6
SHORE MEMORIAL 1295 41.7 25.9
CHILTON MEMORIAL 937 41.0 22.9
ST. JOSEPH’S REGIONAL 3807 40.8 21.9
JERSEY SHORE UNIVERSITY 1579 40.6 28.6
HUNTERDON MEDICAL CENTER 1120 40.5 23.4
SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY HOSPITAL 305 40.3 25.2
NEWARK BETH ISRAEL 3708 40.2 22.6
UMDNJ/UNIVERSITY 1566 40.2 25.3
ST MARYS HOSPITAL 954 39.9 19.1
THE MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL 1062 39.8 21.8
CLARA MAASS MEDICAL CENTER 1999 39.5 23.5
JFK MEDICAL CENTER 2759 39.5 23.4
ATLANTICARE REGIONAL  2594 39.1 22.4
RWJ HOSPITAL - HAMILTON 1400 39.1 23.1
ST PETERS UNIVERSITY 6121 38.9 24.6
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 292 38.4 21.6
CAPE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 565 38.2 23.7
KENNEDY MEMORIAL 1277 37.3 20.1
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1968 36.4 20.9
UNDERWOOD MEMORIAL 1077 35.5 20.6
RWJ HOSPITAL - NEW BRUNSWICK 2226 34.2 19.8
ENGLEWOOD HOSPITAL 2105 34.1 19.4
OUR LADY OF LOURDES HOSPITAL 1360 34.1 20.6
NEWTON MEMORIAL 586 33.8 17.6
CAPITAL HEALTH REGIONAL  2346 33.5 21.1
TRINITAS HOSPITAL 2383 32.7 20.0
PALISADES MEDICAL CENTER 1485 31.2 17.0
RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER 1170 31.2 16.8
OCEAN MEDICAL CENTER 1020 31.1 17.1
HACKETTSTOWN REGIONAL 766 30.4 18.4
SOUTH JERSEY HOSPITAL 2471 30.1 16.0
COOPER HOSPITAL 2239 28.6 15.2
MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER 4363 27.6 18.7
ATLANTIC CITY 4 25.0 25.0
KIMBALL MEDICAL CENTER 1522 20.8 9.8
WEST JERSEY HEALTH SYSTEM 3 0.0 0.0
STATE TOTAL 106364 40.0 23.0

 

 

More unbelievable statistics from the New Jersey Center for Health Statistics (via ICAN of New Jersey):

C-section rate by NICU Hospital VBAC Rates

Hospital VBAC Success Rates

Hospital Midwife Births

Hospital Episiotomy Rate

Hospital Epidural Use

Hospital Induction Rates

Hospital Breech Birth

 

 

New Jersey’s cesarean rate, which has been among the highest in the United States for several years, was documented in the recent CDC National Center for Health Statistic’s report on U.S. cesarean delivery trends as having increased 60 percent from 1996 to 2007. 

The upward trend is also visible in this graph of New Jersey cesarean rates from 1990 to 2009.

 

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