Iowa Cesarean Rates by Hospital, 2009

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Data from the Iowa Department of Public Health show that 11,868 of the 39,212 births in 2009 were by cesarean section, or 30.2%. 7,068 of the cesareans were first cesareans, while 4,800 were repeat cesareans.

Iowa’s VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) rate in 2009 was 7.8%, down from a rate of 8.6% in 2008.

Counts of 3 or fewer are marked as “<3” for patient confidentiality.

 


# C/S

TOTAL BIRTHS

C/S RATE

Wright Medical Center

100

209

47.8%

Horn Memorial Hospital

34

73

46.6%

Boone County Hospital

77

166

46.4%

Van Buren County Hospital

16

38

42.1%

Keokuk Area Hospital

89

213

41.8%

Skiff Medical Center

96

231

41.6%

Sanford Hospital Rock Rapids

14

35

40.0%

Waverly Health Center

96

241

39.8%

Davis County Hospital

15

38

39.5%

Shenandoah Medical Center

50

129

38.8%

Ottumwa Regional Health Center

275

715

38.5%

Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa

363

944

38.5%

Greene County Medical Center

18

48

37.5%

Osceola Community Hospital, Inc

12

32

37.5%

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

28

75

37.3%

Mercy Medical Center - Centerville

38

102

37.3%

Myrtue Medical Center

36

98

36.7%

Cass County Memorial Hospital

51

140

36.4%

Grinnell Regional Medical Center

61

169

36.1%

Orange City Health System

85

236

36.0%

Jennie Edmundson Hospital

150

419

35.8%

Floyd County Medical Center

30

84

35.7%

Hamilton Hospital

46

131

35.1%

St. Anthony Regional Hospital

129

370

34.9%

Crawford County Memorial Hospital

43

124

34.7%

Lakes Regional Healthcare

59

172

34.3%

Manning Regional Healthcare Center

12

35

34.3%

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

1707

5040

33.9%

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

627

1853

33.8%

Regional Medical Center

48

142

33.8%

Palmer Lutheran Health Center

36

108

33.3%

Fort Madison Community Hospital

101

309

32.7%

Kossuth Regional Health Center

31

96

32.3%

Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center

191

594

32.2%

Spencer Hospital

83

261

31.8%

Palo Alto County Health System

32

102

31.4%

St. Luke’s Health System, Inc

668

2134

31.3%

Ellsworth Municipal Hospital

28

90

31.1%

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

1072

3460

31.0%

Trinity Muscatine

108

349

30.9%

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

190

615

30.9%

Mercy Medical Center

269

872

30.8%

Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque

262

868

30.2%

Floyd Valley Hospital

34

113

30.1%

Sanford Sheldon Medical Center

39

131

29.8%

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital

11

37

29.7%

Trinity at Terrace Park

131

443

29.6%

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

83

281

29.5%

St. Luke’s Hospital

785

2662

29.5%

Genesis Medical Center

701

2382

29.4%

Washington County Hospital and Clinics

37

126

29.4%

Burgess Health Center

14

49

28.6%

Pella Regional Health Center

99

352

28.1%

Broadlawns Medical Center

87

312

27.9%

Allen Health System

274

1000

27.4%

Trinity Regional Medical Center

146

537

27.2%

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics

17

64

26.6%

Alegent Hlth Mercy Hsp-C Blffs

188

714

26.3%

Henry County Health Center

32

123

26.0%

Lucas County Health Center

20

79

25.3%

Great River Medical Center

148

592

25.0%

Covenant Medical Center

385

1543

25.0%

Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City

108

443

24.4%

Greater Regional Medical Center

51

212

24.1%

Mahaska Hospital

51

214

23.8%

Hegg Memorial Health Center

23

99

23.2%

Mary Greeley Medical Center

267

1163

23.0%

Jackson County Regional Health Ctr

15

66

22.7%

The Finley Hospital

160

706

22.7%

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital

23

104

22.1%

Mercy Medical Center - Clinton

114

520

21.9%

Winneshiek Medical Center

58

266

21.8%

Cherokee Regional Medical Center

30

141

21.3%

Veteran’s Memorial Hospital

20

96

20.8%

Sioux Center Community Hospital/Health Center

34

180

18.9%

Mercy Iowa City

174

1086

16.0%

Wayne County Hospital

16

102

15.7%

Regional Health Services of Howard County

<3

67

N/A

Mitchell County Regional Health Center

<3

10

N/A

Mercy Medical Center-West Lakes

<3

37

N/A

 

11,851

39,212

30.2%

 

 

 

 

# of

# of

TOTAL

C/S

PRIMARY

REPEAT

 

VBAC

PRIMARY

REPEAT

C/S

RATE

RATE

RATE

Wright Medical Center

0

57

43

100

47.8%

57.0%

43.0%

Horn Memorial Hospital

0

26

8

34

46.6%

76.5%

23.5%

Boone County Hospital

<3

54

23

77

46.4%

70.1%

29.9%

Van Buren County Hospital

0

8

8

16

42.1%

50.0%

50.0%

Keokuk Area Hospital

4

60

29

89

41.8%

67.4%

32.6%

Skiff Medical Center

0

59

37

96

41.6%

61.5%

38.5%

Sanford Hospital Rock Rapids

0

6

8

14

40.0%

42.9%

57.1%

Waverly Health Center

0

56

40

96

39.8%

58.3%

41.7%

Davis County Hospital

0

10

5

15

39.5%

66.7%

33.3%

Shenandoah Medical Center

0

32

18

50

38.8%

64.0%

36.0%

Ottumwa Regional Health Center

0

157

118

275

38.5%

57.1%

42.9%

Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa

<3

208

155

363

38.5%

57.3%

42.7%

Greene County Medical Center

0

10

8

18

37.5%

55.6%

44.4%

Osceola Community Hospital, Inc

0

7

5

12

37.5%

58.3%

41.7%

Stewart Memorial Community Hospital

0

19

9

28

37.3%

67.9%

32.1%

Mercy Medical Center - Centerville

0

31

7

38

37.3%

81.6%

18.4%

Myrtue Medical Center

0

15

21

36

36.7%

41.7%

58.3%

Cass County Memorial Hospital

<3

25

26

51

36.4%

49.0%

51.0%

Grinnell Regional Medical Center

<3

37

24

61

36.1%

60.7%

39.3%

Orange City Health System

0

64

21

85

36.0%

75.3%

24.7%

Jennie Edmundson Hospital

0

90

60

150

35.8%

60.0%

40.0%

Floyd County Medical Center

0

20

10

30

35.7%

66.7%

33.3%

Hamilton Hospital

0

16

30

46

35.1%

34.8%

65.2%

St. Anthony Regional Hospital

<3

62

67

129

34.9%

48.1%

51.9%

Crawford County Memorial Hospital

0

25

18

43

34.7%

58.1%

41.9%

Lakes Regional Healthcare

0

31

28

59

34.3%

52.5%

47.5%

Manning Regional Healthcare Center

0

6

6

12

34.3%

50.0%

50.0%

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines

50

1080

627

1707

33.9%

63.3%

36.7%

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

78

411

216

627

33.8%

65.6%

34.4%

Regional Medical Center

0

26

22

48

33.8%

54.2%

45.8%

Palmer Lutheran Health Center

<3

18

18

36

33.3%

50.0%

50.0%

Fort Madison Community Hospital

0

59

42

101

32.7%

58.4%

41.6%

Kossuth Regional Health Center

0

17

14

31

32.3%

54.8%

45.2%

Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center

0

107

84

191

32.2%

56.0%

44.0%

Spencer Hospital

0

45

38

83

31.8%

54.2%

45.8%

Palo Alto County Health System

0

17

15

32

31.4%

53.1%

46.9%

St. Luke’s Health System, Inc

7

338

330

668

31.3%

50.6%

49.4%

Ellsworth Municipal Hospital

0

17

11

28

31.1%

60.7%

39.3%

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

37

666

406

1072

31.0%

62.1%

37.9%

Trinity Muscatine

0

61

47

108

30.9%

56.5%

43.5%

Iowa Lutheran Hospital

8

112

78

190

30.9%

58.9%

41.1%

Mercy Medical Center

5

185

84

269

30.8%

68.8%

31.2%

Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque

18

156

106

262

30.2%

59.5%

40.5%

Floyd Valley Hospital

0

15

19

34

30.1%

44.1%

55.9%

Sanford Sheldon Medical Center

<3

24

15

39

29.8%

61.5%

38.5%

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital

0

7

4

11

29.7%

63.6%

36.4%

Trinity at Terrace Park

9

67

64

131

29.6%

51.1%

48.9%

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center

0

45

38

83

29.5%

54.2%

45.8%

St. Luke’s Hospital

37

512

273

785

29.5%

65.2%

34.8%

Genesis Medical Center

26

394

307

701

29.4%

56.2%

43.8%

Washington County Hospital and Clinics

0

19

18

37

29.4%

51.4%

48.6%

Burgess Health Center

0

8

6

14

28.6%

57.1%

42.9%

Pella Regional Health Center

5

55

44

99

28.1%

55.6%

44.4%

Broadlawns Medical Center

<3

35

52

87

27.9%

40.2%

59.8%

Allen Health System

11

153

121

274

27.4%

55.8%

44.2%

Trinity Regional Medical Center

12

82

64

146

27.2%

56.2%

43.8%

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics

0

9

8

17

26.6%

52.9%

47.1%

Alegent Hlth Mercy Hsp-C Blffs

5

115

73

188

26.3%

61.2%

38.8%

Henry County Health Center

0

15

17

32

26.0%

46.9%

53.1%

Lucas County Health Center

5

10

10

20

25.3%

50.0%

50.0%

Great River Medical Center

<3

102

46

148

25.0%

68.9%

31.1%

Covenant Medical Center

36

226

159

385

25.0%

58.7%

41.3%

Mercy Medical Center - Sioux City

0

65

43

108

24.4%

60.2%

39.8%

Greater Regional Medical Center

0

30

21

51

24.1%

58.8%

41.2%

Mahaska Hospital

0

24

27

51

23.8%

47.1%

52.9%

Hegg Memorial Health Center

0

13

10

23

23.2%

56.5%

43.5%

Mary Greeley Medical Center

<3

169

98

267

23.0%

63.3%

36.7%

Jackson County Regional Health Ctr

0

11

4

15

22.7%

73.3%

26.7%

The Finley Hospital

19

94

66

160

22.7%

58.8%

41.3%

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital

0

15

8

23

22.1%

65.2%

34.8%

Mercy Medical Center - Clinton

<3

55

59

114

21.9%

48.2%

51.8%

Winneshiek Medical Center

<3

33

25

58

21.8%

56.9%

43.1%

Cherokee Regional Medical Center

0

15

15

30

21.3%

50.0%

50.0%

Veteran’s Memorial Hospital

0

12

8

20

20.8%

60.0%

40.0%

Sioux Center Community Hospital/Health Center

0

17

17

34

18.9%

50.0%

50.0%

Mercy Iowa City

35

91

83

174

16.0%

52.3%

47.7%

Wayne County Hospital

0

8

8

16

15.7%

50.0%

50.0%

Regional Health Services of Howard County

0

13

<3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mitchell County Regional Health Center

0

4

<3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mercy Medical Center-West Lakes

0

<3

<3

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

407

7068

4800

11851

30.2%

59.6%

40.5%



 

SOURCE: Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics

 

Special thanks to Kelly Fischer of ICAN of Northeast Iowa.