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Illinois Cesarean Rates by Hospital, 2008

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By Jill

 

County Hospital C/S Rate # C/S All Deliveries Live     Births
Iroquois Iroquois Memorial Hospital 47.6% 59 124 124
Cook Rush University Med Ctr 43.4% 894 2061 1950
Madison Gateway Regional Med Ctr 42.4% 137 323 321
Lake Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital 40.5% 698 1724 1714
Kane Delnor Community Hospital 40.0% 691 1729 1722
Crawford Crawford Memorial Hospital 40.1% 67 167  
Peoria OSF Saint Francis Med Ctr 38.5% 984 2558 2535
Lake Advocate Condell Med Ctr 38.2% 691 1811 1806
Lake Lake Forest Hospital 37.0% 915 2474 2467
Winnebago Rockford Memorial Hospital 36.0% 708 1967 1919
McLean BroMenn Regional Med Ctr 36.5% 615 1687 1673
Cook St. Alexius Med Ctr 36.4% 1154 3172 3162
Cook Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital 36.0% 252 700 692
DuPage Central DuPage Hospital 36.0% 1135 3153 3129
Cook Advocate Christ Med Ctr 35.9% 1520 4233 4226
Cook Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 35.2% 1425 4044 4024
Will Provena Saint Joseph Med Ctr 34.9% 698 2000 1984
St. Clair Memorial Hospital 34.7% 574 1654 1642
DuPage Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital 34.5% 619 1793 1778
Kane Rush Copley Memorial Hospital 34.3% 1265 3683 3660
Cook Saint Joseph Hospital 34.1% 647 1895 1887
Wayne Fairfield Memorial Hospital 34.3% 61 178 178
Cook Gottlieb Memorial Hospital 34.0% 222 653 651
Jefferson Good Samaritan Regional  Health Center 33.7% 289 857 852
Cook Northwest Community Hospital 33.2% 1053 3172 3112
Rock Island Genesis Med Ctr - Illini Campus 33.8% 232 686 686
Effingham St Anthony Memorial Hospital 33.6% 278 827 823
DuPage Edward Hospital 33.3% 1290 3869 3852
Whiteside CGH Med Ctr 33.0% 194 587 587
Stephenson Freeport Memorial Hospital 32.7% 179 547 545
Lake Vista Med Ctr East 32.7% 638 1953 1943
Kane Provena Saint Joseph Hospital 32.2% 127 395 391
Morgan Passavant Area Hospital 32.3% 122 378 377
Grundy Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers 32.0% 218 681 678
Champaign Carle Foundation Hospital 31.8% 741 2333 2328
Lake Highland Park Hospital 31.7% 469 1480 1475
Cook Resurrection Med Ctr 31.5% 362 1148 1139
Champaign Provena Covenant Med Ctr 31.3% 353 1126 1120
St. Clair Touchette Regional Hospital 31.1% 165 530 525
Winnebago Swedish American Hospital 31.3% 802 2565 2556
Bureau St. Margaret’s Hospital 31.2% 123 394 394
Peoria Proctor Hospital 31.1% 178 573 571
Kankakee Provena St. Mary’s Hospital 30.9% 124 401 399
DeKalb Kishwaukee Community Hospital 31.0% 261 843 840
Peoria Methodist Med Ctr 30.5% 560 1839 1815
Kane Provena Mercy Center 30.7% 407 1327 1322
Will Adventist Bolingbrook 30.2% 218 723 710
Cook MetroSouth Med Ctr 30.4% 419 1377 1366
Henry Hammond Henry Hospital 30.6% 38 124 124
Cook Palos Community Hospital 30.2% 420 1393 1377
DuPage Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital 30.3% 165 545 543
Bond Greenville Regional Hospital, Inc. 30.4% 51 168 168
Vermilion Provena United Samaritans Med Ctr 29.9% 245 819 815
Will Silver Cross Hospital 29.7% 568 1911 1901
McHenry Centegra Hospital - Woodstock 29.7% 319 1073 1068
Cook University Of Chicago Med Ctr 29.1% 585 2013 1965
Cook Advocate Illinois Masonic Med Ctr 29.5% 866 2931 2924
Cook Little Company of Mary Hospital  29.4% 321 1093 1086
Washington Washington County Hospital 29.4% 10 34 34
Jackson Memorial Hospital Of Carbondale 29.1% 570 1960 1947
Cook Saint Mary Of Nazareth Hospital 29.1% 602 2068 2061
Madison Anderson Hospital 29.1% 570 1957 1957
Sangamon St. John’s Hospital 28.8% 570 1976 1959
Cook John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County 28.6% 261 914 903
Cook Northwestern Memorial Hospital 28.6% 3418 11958 11884
Hancock Memorial Hospital 28.3% 28 99 99
Cook Ingalls Memorial Hospital 28.0% 370 1321 1310
LaSalle Community Hospital of Ottawa 27.9% 103 369 365
Henry Kewanee Hospital 27.7% 48 173 171
Macon Decatur Memorial Hospital 27.9% 266 952 948
McDonough McDonough District Hospital 27.6% 100 362 360
Cook Rush North Shore Med Ctr 27.3% 56 205 202
Cook Evanston Hospital 26.9% 966 3590 3490
McHenry Centegra Hospital - McHenry 27.4% 268 977 972
Cook Advocate South Suburban Hospital 27.4% 378 1381 1372
McLean St. Joseph Med Ctr 27.1% 200 737 730
Kankakee Riverside Med Ctr 27.3% 332 1218 1214
Cook Alexian Brothers Med Ctr 27.1% 759 2798 2789
Marion St. Mary’s Hospital 26.8% 107 399 397
Cook St. Bernard Hospital 26.5% 287 1084 1070
Fulton Graham Hospital 26.3% 70 266 261
Kane Sherman Hospital 26.7% 664 2484 2477
Cook St. James Hospital & Health Center 26.5% 399 1504 1489
Knox Galesburg Cottage Hospital 26.5% 102 385 382
DuPage Elmhurst Memorial Hospital 26.2% 374 1426 1425
DuPage Adventist Hinsdale Hospital 26.1% 588 2252 2241
Sangamon Memorial Med Ctr 26.1% 446 1711 1701
Cook Mount Sinai Hospital Med Ctr 25.9% 1036 3997 3958
Lee Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital 26.0% 107 412 409
Knox St. Mary Med Ctr 25.9% 95 367 367
Coles Sara Bush Lincoln Health Center 25.8% 212 823 820
Cook MacNeal Memorial Hospital 25.6% 462 1806 1799
Richland Richland Memorial Hospital 25.6% 83 324 324
Cook Swedish Covenant Hospital 25.1% 618 2464 2459
Madison Saint Anthony’s Hospital 24.6% 134 544 541
Macon St. Mary’s Hospital 24.2% 186 769 765
DeKalb Valley West Community Hospital 24.2% 59 244 243
Adams Blessing Hospital @ 11th Street 23.9% 278 1163 1157
Cook Advocate Trinity Hospital 23.8% 397 1668 1656
Cook Jackson Park Hosp. Foundation 23.0% 63 274 263
St. Clair St. Elizabeth’s Hospital 23.4% 279 1190 1174
Cook St. Francis Hospital 23.5% 203 864 858
Rock Island Trinity Med Ctr 23.6% 352 1492 1489
LaSalle Illinois Valley Community Hospital 23.6% 106 449 449
Clinton St. Josephs  Hospital 22.8% 105 461 461
Cook Westlake Community Hospital 22.6% 312 1380 1375
Jersey Jersey Community Hospital 22.3% 46 206 206
Cook Mercy Hospital & Med Ctr 21.6% 690 3194 3174
Randolph Sparta Community Hospital 20.6% 40 194 189
Tazewell Pekin Memorial Hospital 21.0% 105 499 499
Cook West Suburban Hospital 20.8% 453 2175 2155
Cook Provident Hospital of Cook County 19.6% 72 368 361
Cook Saint  Anthony Hospital 18.9% 379 2008 1999
Bureau Perry Memorial Hospital 18.4% 30 163 163
Cook Holy Cross Hospital 15.8% 53 335 334
Cook Our Lady of Resurrection Med Ctr 0.0% 0 2 1

 

Listed by County

County Hospital C/S Rate # C/S All Deliveries Live     Births
Adams Blessing Hospital @ 11th Street 23.9% 278 1163 1157
Bond Greenville Regional Hospital, Inc. 30.4% 51 168 168
Bureau Perry Memorial Hospital 18.4% 30 163 163
Bureau St. Margaret’s Hospital 31.2% 123 394 394
Champaign Carle Foundation Hospital 31.8% 741 2333 2328
Champaign Provena Covenant Med Ctr 31.3% 353 1126 1120
Clinton St. Josephs  Hospital 22.8% 105 461 461
Coles Sara Bush Lincoln Health Center 25.8% 212 823 820
Cook Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital 36.0% 252 700 692
Cook Advocate Christ Med Ctr 35.9% 1520 4233 4226
Cook Advocate Illinois Masonic Med Ctr 29.5% 866 2931 2924
Cook Advocate Lutheran General Hospital 35.2% 1425 4044 4024
Cook Advocate South Suburban Hospital 27.4% 378 1381 1372
Cook Advocate Trinity Hospital 23.8% 397 1668 1656
Cook Alexian Brothers Med Ctr 27.1% 759 2798 2789
Cook Evanston Hospital 26.9% 966 3590 3490
Cook Gottlieb Memorial Hospital 34.0% 222 653 651
Cook Holy Cross Hospital 15.8% 53 335 334
Cook Ingalls Memorial Hospital 28.0% 370 1321 1310
Cook Jackson Park Hosp. Foundation 23.0% 63 274 263
Cook John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County 28.6% 261 914 903
Cook Little Company of Mary Hospital  29.4% 321 1093 1086
Cook MacNeal Memorial Hospital 25.6% 462 1806 1799
Cook Mercy Hospital & Med Ctr 21.6% 690 3194 3174
Cook MetroSouth Med Ctr 30.4% 419 1377 1366
Cook Mount Sinai Hospital Med Ctr 25.9% 1036 3997 3958
Cook Northwest Community Hospital 33.2% 1053 3172 3112
Cook Northwestern Memorial Hospital 28.6% 3418 11958 11884
Cook Our Lady of Resurrection Med Ctr 0.0% 0 2 1
Cook Palos Community Hospital 30.2% 420 1393 1377
Cook Provident Hospital of Cook County 19.6% 72 368 361
Cook Resurrection Med Ctr 31.5% 362 1148 1139
Cook Rush North Shore Med Ctr 27.3% 56 205 202
Cook Rush University Med Ctr 43.4% 894 2061 1950
Cook Saint  Anthony Hospital 18.9% 379 2008 1999
Cook Saint Joseph Hospital 34.1% 647 1895 1887
Cook Saint Mary Of Nazareth Hospital 29.1% 602 2068 2061
Cook St. Alexius Med Ctr 36.4% 1154 3172 3162
Cook St. Bernard Hospital 26.5% 287 1084 1070
Cook St. Francis Hospital 23.5% 203 864 858
Cook St. James Hospital & Health Center 26.5% 399 1504 1489
Cook Swedish Covenant Hospital 25.1% 618 2464 2459
Cook University Of Chicago Med Ctr 29.1% 585 2013 1965
Cook West Suburban Hospital 20.8% 453 2175 2155
Cook Westlake Community Hospital 22.6% 312 1380 1375
Crawford Crawford Memorial Hospital 40.1% 67 167  
DeKalb Kishwaukee Community Hospital 31.0% 261 843 840
DeKalb Valley West Community Hospital 24.2% 59 244 243
DuPage Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital 30.3% 165 545 543
DuPage Adventist Hinsdale Hospital 26.1% 588 2252 2241
DuPage Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital 34.5% 619 1793 1778
DuPage Central DuPage Hospital 36.0% 1135 3153 3129
DuPage Edward Hospital 33.3% 1290 3869 3852
DuPage Elmhurst Memorial Hospital 26.2% 374 1426 1425
Effingham St Anthony Memorial Hospital 33.6% 278 827 823
Fulton Graham Hospital 26.3% 70 266 261
Grundy Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers 32.0% 218 681 678
Hancock Memorial Hospital 28.3% 28 99 99
Henry Hammond Henry Hospital 30.6% 38 124 124
Henry Kewanee Hospital 27.7% 48 173 171
Iroquois Iroquois Memorial Hospital 47.6% 59 124 124
Jackson Memorial Hospital Of Carbondale 29.1% 570 1960 1947
Jefferson Good Samaritan Regional  Health Center 33.7% 289 857 852
Jersey Jersey Community Hospital 22.3% 46 206 206
Kane Delnor Community Hospital 40.0% 691 1729 1722
Kane Provena Mercy Center 30.7% 407 1327 1322
Kane Provena Saint Joseph Hospital 32.2% 127 395 391
Kane Rush Copley Memorial Hospital 34.3% 1265 3683 3660
Kane Sherman Hospital 26.7% 664 2484 2477
Kankakee Provena St. Mary’s Hospital 30.9% 124 401 399
Kankakee Riverside Med Ctr 27.3% 332 1218 1214
Knox Galesburg Cottage Hospital 26.5% 102 385 382
Knox St. Mary Med Ctr 25.9% 95 367 367
Lake Advocate Condell Med Ctr 38.2% 691 1811 1806
Lake Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital 40.5% 698 1724 1714
Lake Highland Park Hospital 31.7% 469 1480 1475
Lake Lake Forest Hospital 37.0% 915 2474 2467
Lake Vista Med Ctr East 32.7% 638 1953 1943
LaSalle Community Hospital of Ottawa 27.9% 103 369 365
LaSalle Illinois Valley Community Hospital 23.6% 106 449 449
Lee Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital 26.0% 107 412 409
Macon Decatur Memorial Hospital 27.9% 266 952 948
Macon St. Mary’s Hospital 24.2% 186 769 765
Madison Anderson Hospital 29.1% 570 1957 1957
Madison Gateway Regional Med Ctr 42.4% 137 323 321
Madison Saint Anthony’s Hospital 24.6% 134 544 541
Marion St. Mary’s Hospital 26.8% 107 399 397
McDonough McDonough District Hospital 27.6% 100 362 360
McHenry Centegra Hospital - McHenry 27.4% 268 977 972
McHenry Centegra Hospital - Woodstock 29.7% 319 1073 1068
McLean BroMenn Regional Med Ctr 36.5% 615 1687 1673
McLean St. Joseph Med Ctr 27.1% 200 737 730
Morgan Passavant Area Hospital 32.3% 122 378 377
Peoria Methodist Med Ctr 30.5% 560 1839 1815
Peoria OSF Saint Francis Med Ctr 38.5% 984 2558 2535
Peoria Proctor Hospital 31.1% 178 573 571
Randolph Sparta Community Hospital 20.6% 40 194 189
Richland Richland Memorial Hospital 25.6% 83 324 324
Rock Island Genesis Med Ctr - Illini Campus 33.8% 232 686 686
Rock Island Trinity Med Ctr 23.6% 352 1492 1489
Sangamon Memorial Med Ctr 26.1% 446 1711 1701
Sangamon St. John’s Hospital 28.8% 570 1976 1959
St. Clair Memorial Hospital 34.7% 574 1654 1642
St. Clair St. Elizabeth’s Hospital 23.4% 279 1190 1174
St. Clair Touchette Regional Hospital 31.1% 165 530 525
Stephenson Freeport Memorial Hospital 32.7% 179 547 545
Tazewell Pekin Memorial Hospital 21.0% 105 499 499
Vermilion Provena United Samaritans Med Ctr 29.9% 245 819 815
Washington Washington County Hospital 29.4% 10 34 34
Wayne Fairfield Memorial Hospital 34.3% 61 178 178
Whiteside CGH Med Ctr 33.0% 194 587 587
Will Adventist Bolingbrook 30.2% 218 723 710
Will Provena Saint Joseph Med Ctr 34.9% 698 2000 1984
Will Silver Cross Hospital 29.7% 568 1911 1901
Winnebago Rockford Memorial Hospital 36.0% 708 1967 1919
Winnebago Swedish American Hospital 31.3% 802 2565 2556

 

County Hospital # C/S All Deliveries Live  Births
Christian Taylorville Memorial Hospital Not reported 66 66
Fors Gibson Community Hospital Not reported 205 205
LaSalle St. Mary’s Hospital Not reported 238 235
Livingston OSF Saint James_John W. Albrecht Medical Center Not reported 245 238
Logan Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Not reported 254 254
Montgomery St. Francis Hospital Not reported 340 337
Cook Roseland Community Hospital Not reported 421 416
Madison Alton Memorial Hospital Not reported 542 539
Winnebago Saint Anthony Medical Center Not reported 740 740
Williamson Heartland Regional Medical Center Not reported 1098 1088
Cook Foster G. McGaw Hospital - Loyola University Medic Not reported 1379 1365
Cook Norwegian American Hospital Not reported 1649 1643
Cook University of Illinois Medical Center @ Chicago * 2893 2763

 

Cesarean rates were calculated by dividing total number of cesareans performed by total number of deliveries. This is a crude method of comparing hospital cesarean rates but still a valuable tool for consumers to use when researching hospitals. Rates calculated by blog owner. [This paragraph has been edited]

Crawford Memorial Hospital reported 167 deliveries but no live births. As this was most likely in error, the cesarean rate was calculated by dividing total number of cesarean deliveries by the number of total deliveries. Please bear this in mind.

University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago included their cesarean volume within their total OB/GYN surgical numbers.

A statewide cesarean rate was not calculated because 13 hospital reported live births but no cesarean deliveries. Inclusion of these hospitals would affect the overall rate.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has demonstrated concern for the state’s rising cesarean rates and making institutional level data and analyses available to the public. The information contained within this post can be easily accessed on their website along with the November 2009 report titled “Trends in Cesarean Deliveries in Illinois Hospitals, 1994-2007.”

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (14)

Advance apologies for the awkward column formatting. I'm working on fixing it in this post and in others.

May 28, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill

It's really a shame that University of Illinois Medical Center doesn't report their c-sections in a way that allows them to be calculated directly. In the IDPH report it says that "C-section volume included with in [sic] OB-Gyn speciality." It looks like there were 422 in-patient Ob-Gyn surgical cases. If all of them were c-sections (although presumably they wouldn't all be, right? and also presuming that no out-patient surgeries were c-sections), then the maximum rate would be 422/2763 live births or 15.3%, possibly the best in the state and the best in Cook County. They serve a relatively "high-risk" population as well. They're definitely doing themselves a disservice to not have comparable stats out there! (Although these 2008 numbers were reported on the ICAN of Chicago listserve.) I don't know about the hospital as a whole, but their midwife group also has very good VBAC stats. They aren't known as one of the cushier, more glamorous places to give birth in Chicago among the moms I know, but they definitely have some of the most compelling stats.
(On an unrelated note, I love your blog!)

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchitownmama

Those are frighteningly high section rates. I'm worried it's going to take the equivalent of a nuclear bomb in the birthing world to reverse this trend.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

chitownmama,

Thanks for your comment. This comes from the raw data (in excel), not the linked pdf. I'll amend that.

Note: I also added Kewanee Hospital to the main list. They included their c/s numbers as a footnote in the pdf.

Jill

May 28, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill

Anon, that was my calculation, not IDPH's. I appreciate these comments because I get to see what I need to clarify for future posts. I removed the comment to avoid confusion. Hope that's okay with you.

May 28, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill

I delivered twice at West Suburban, with 20.8%, sixth from the bottom. I knew I was lucky to be there, but I didn't realize how lucky. A year ago we moved further west, into the realm of one of the 36% ones. No wonder so many of my friends had huge interventions.
--Jenn

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn the Greenmom

...aaaaand that's why I drive an hour each way to get to one of the midwife groups at West Suburban. My SIL delivered at the hospital 5 min from my house twice and had a c/s the second time. They also treat women like the baby factory they are. The hour drive each way sucks, especially with 2 other kids now, but it's worth it. I just wish it weren't necessary.

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

I'm surprised by the stats of the two hospitals I delivered at. I found St. Mary's in Macon Co (24%) to be a backwards place to deliver. The nurses were so in my face about what I could and couldn't do and even though I told the nurses not to offer me an epidural I bet they did at least 6 times in the 2 hours I was there before I started pushing. My OB (known for her low c-section %) yelled at me for not getting an epidural. I had a natural delivery, first time mom, arriving there at 9 am at 4-5 cm and delivering at 1 pm with 2 hours of pushing. A perfect delivery, or it would have been if I hadn't felt disrespected by the staff and OB. The next day the OB was bragging to my family Dr about what a superhero I was and how great the birth was. Too bad they didn't act accordingly during the birth. Too bad I was left so angry. Too bad I had a year of untreated PPD afterward.

My second birth at Bromenn in McLean Co (36.5%) was planned to be a midwife assisted tub birth. Bromenn is one of the very few central IL hospitals that offer tub births. Everything seemed to going great until at 36 weeks my blood pressure went way up and the baby failed the non-stress test. We were hooked up to the monitor the whole morning. I has an ultrasound so they could determine how much fluid there was and surprise! Big. Breech. Baby. The U/S tech knew it by feel, but no one else had felt my stomach recently. I was told to go directly to the hospital for a cesarean. I was so torn up. I cried all afternoon as I waited for surgery. (I had a banana at 5 am.) But the midwife and the OB arrived together and they were both warm and reassuring that I would be a perfect future VBAC candidate. Everyone I came into contact with was competent and respectful and warm. It changed my experience of the whole situation. I was still frightened of the spinal, but the midwife helped me breathe through it and was there the entire surgery. The surgery went well and my son was a hale and hearty 9 lbs. Almost a year has passed and it has honestly been one of the best years of my life.

The stats don't tell the whole story of whether it's a place you would like to deliver or not.

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRayne of Terror

So true, Rayne, that the numbers are not necessarily indicative of the care given. We're working on text to accompany c/s rate posts that says something to that extent.

It's so nice to hear they were so good to you at Bromenn. I know it doesn't erase the memory of how you were treated at St. Mary's but I'm glad that you were able to coast on something so positive.

May 29, 2010 | Registered CommenterJill

This is interesting data and does show a relative problem with cesarean rates at this time. However, it is hard to judge hospitals head to head without knowing what kind of acuity they deal with. A low risk hospital with only a level I nursery is going to have a much lower cesarean rate than a level III tertiary hospital, because they transfer all their premature labors and sick mothers to the higher risk centers. In order to fairly look at these data, they have to be weighted by these types of acuity stats.

When we do this type of weighting, the difference between hospitals becomes much less, though there are still some hospitals that have a propensity to do more sections than others.

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