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Virginia Cesarean Rates by Hospital, 2009

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By Jill Arnold
Virginia Health Information publishes an Obstetrical Services Guide for the public with rates of cesareans, VBAC and episiotomies, intervention rates of individual physicians plus length of hospital stay and average charges. The 2006 information therewithin is outdated but the state willingly shares utilization data with the public upon request.

 

Births

# VBAC

% VBAC

Total c/s

Total c/s rate

All Facilties

103,061

816

0.8%

35910

34.8%

Augusta Medical Center

1,101

10

0.9%

363

33.0%

Birthcare & Women’s Health Certified Mid-Wifes

84

 

0.0%

0

0.0%

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center

725

21

2.9%

115

15.9%

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

1,047

14

1.3%

245

23.4%

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

1,874

21

1.1%

629

33.6%

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center

1,852

2

0.1%

601

32.5%

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital (Henrico)

2,691

20

0.7%

1058

39.3%

Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital

181

4

2.2%

62

34.3%

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital

269

5

1.9%

84

31.2%

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center

1,088

5

0.5%

414

38.1%

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

3,558

3

0.1%

562

15.8%

Chesapeake General Hospital

2,731

2

0.1%

1009

36.9%

CJW -Johnston Willis -JW

1,746

13

0.7%

677

38.8%

CJW-Johnston Willis-Chippenham

1,303

8

0.6%

500

38.4%

Clinch Valley Medical Center

481

1

0.2%

146

30.4%

Community Memorial Health Center (South Hill)

279

7

2.5%

55

19.7%

Culpeper Regional Hospital

436

9

2.1%

75

17.2%

Danville Regional Medical Center

967

12

1.2%

258

26.7%

DeWitt Army Hospital

1,077

12

1.1%

285

26.5%

Fauquier Hospital, Inc.

840

9

1.1%

261

31.1%

First Medical Group (Langley Hosp)

1,065

9

0.8%

310

29.1%

Halifax Regional Hospital

440

5

1.1%

180

40.9%

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest

3,095

10

0.3%

1400

45.2%

INOVA Alexandria Hospital

3,817

12

0.3%

1665

43.6%

INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital

3,889

40

1.0%

1560

40.1%

INOVA Fairfax Hospital

10,771

14

0.1%

4809

44.6%

Johnston Memorial Hospital, Inc.

652

 

0.0%

211

32.4%

Lewis-Gale Medical Center

489

1

0.2%

168

34.4%

Loudoun Hospital Center (LAMPS/Cornwell)

2,625

42

1.6%

907

34.6%

Louise Obici Memorial Hospital

1,336

18

1.3%

390

29.2%

Martha Jefferson Hospital

1,735

10

0.6%

610

35.2%

Mary Immaculate Hospital

1,377

3

0.2%

309

22.4%

Mary Washington Hospital

3,543

16

0.5%

1283

36.2%

Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (VCU Health Systems)

2,222

45

2.0%

636

28.6%

Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County

505

1

0.2%

176

34.9%

Montgomery Regional Hospital

498

 

0.0%

187

37.6%

Naval Regional Medical Center

3,705

5

0.1%

1177

31.8%

Norton Community Hospital, Inc.

399

1

0.3%

112

28.1%

Potomac Hospital

2,116

25

1.2%

601

28.4%

Prince William Hospital

2,284

3

0.1%

668

29.2%

Reston Hospital Center

3,027

47

1.6%

1292

42.7%

Riverside Regional Med Ctr (Hampon Rds Specialty Hosp)

3,097

9

0.3%

974

31.4%

Rockingham Memorial Hospital

1,748

36

2.1%

504

28.8%

Sentara CarePlex Hospital (formerly Sentara Hampton Gen Hosp)

173

1

0.6%

53

30.6%

Sentara Leigh Hospital

2,685

7

0.3%

980

36.5%

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

3,060

37

1.2%

1266

41.4%

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

1,812

14

0.8%

642

35.4%

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

1,038

6

0.6%

296

28.5%

Shenandoah Memorial Hospital

126

 

0.0%

40

31.7%

Shore Memorial Hospital

451

5

1.1%

140

31.0%

Smyth County Community Hospital

247

1

0.4%

92

37.2%

Southampton Memorial Hospital

263

2

0.8%

94

35.7%

Southside Community Hospital (Farmville)

420

9

2.1%

140

33.3%

Southside Regional Medical Center

1,447

7

0.5%

443

30.6%

Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Inc.

236

 

0.0%

99

41.9%

Twin County Regional Hospital

365

2

0.5%

179

49.0%

University of Virginia Medical Center

1,654

30

1.8%

550

33.3%

Virginia Baptist Hospital

2,434

24

1.0%

626

25.7%

Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington (Arlington Hospital)

3,784

83

2.2%

1558

41.2%

Warren Memorial Hospital, Inc. (Lynn Care Center)

322

6

1.9%

91

28.3%

Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital

265

 

0.0%

114

43.0%

Winchester Medical Center, Inc.

2,265

14

0.6%

786

34.7%

Wythe County Community Hospital

239

 

0.0%

124

51.9%

Non-Hospital

992

37

3.7%

68

6.9%

 

 

 

Primary and Repeat Cesareans

 

Births

# Primary c/s

% Primary c/s

# Repeat c/s

% Repeat c/s

All Facilties

103,061

21,376

20.7%

14,534

14.1%

Augusta Medical Center

1,101

194

17.6%

169

15.3%

Birthcare & Women’s Health Certified Mid-Wifes

84

 

0.0%

 

0.0%

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center

725

77

10.6%

38

5.2%

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

1,047

128

12.2%

117

11.2%

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

1,874

411

21.9%

218

11.6%

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center

1,852

439

23.7%

162

8.7%

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital (Henrico)

2,691

666

24.7%

392

14.6%

Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital

181

39

21.5%

23

12.7%

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital

269

47

17.5%

37

13.8%

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center

1,088

248

22.8%

166

15.3%

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

3,558

427

12.0%

135

3.8%

Chesapeake General Hospital

2,731

582

21.3%

427

15.6%

CJW -Johnston Willis -JW

1,746

374

21.4%

303

17.4%

CJW-Johnston Willis-Chippenham

1,303

269

20.6%

231

17.7%

Clinch Valley Medical Center

481

84

17.5%

62

12.9%

Community Memorial Health Center (South Hill)

279

30

10.8%

25

9.0%

Culpeper Regional Hospital

436

43

9.9%

32

7.3%

Danville Regional Medical Center

967

144

14.9%

114

11.8%

DeWitt Army Hospital

1,077

140

13.0%

145

13.5%

Fauquier Hospital, Inc.

840

150

17.9%

111

13.2%

First Medical Group (Langley Hosp)

1,065

178

16.7%

132

12.4%

Halifax Regional Hospital

440

99

22.5%

81

18.4%

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest

3,095

746

24.1%

654

21.1%

INOVA Alexandria Hospital

3,817

986

25.8%

679

17.8%

INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital

3,889

827

21.3%

733

18.8%

INOVA Fairfax Hospital

10,771

2,920

27.1%

1,889

17.5%

Johnston Memorial Hospital, Inc.

652

122

18.7%

89

13.7%

Lewis-Gale Medical Center

489

93

19.0%

75

15.3%

Loudoun Hospital Center (LAMPS/Cornwell)

2,625

511

19.5%

396

15.1%

Louise Obici Memorial Hospital

1,336

197

14.7%

193

14.4%

Martha Jefferson Hospital

1,735

358

20.6%

252

14.5%

Mary Immaculate Hospital

1,377

179

13.0%

130

9.4%

Mary Washington Hospital

3,543

758

21.4%

525

14.8%

Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (VCU Health Systems)

2,222

447

20.1%

189

8.5%

Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County

505

105

20.8%

71

14.1%

Montgomery Regional Hospital

498

134

26.9%

53

10.6%

Naval Regional Medical Center

3,705

751

20.3%

426

11.5%

Norton Community Hospital, Inc.

399

71

17.8%

41

10.3%

Potomac Hospital

2,116

389

18.4%

212

10.0%

Prince William Hospital

2,284

512

22.4%

156

6.8%

Reston Hospital Center

3,027

756

25.0%

536

17.7%

Riverside Regional Med Ctr (Hampon Rds Specialty Hosp)

3,097

562

18.1%

412

13.3%

Rockingham Memorial Hospital

1,748

258

14.8%

246

14.1%

Sentara CarePlex Hospital (formerly Sentara Hampton Gen Hosp)

173

35

20.2%

18

10.4%

Sentara Leigh Hospital

2,685

565

21.0%

415

15.5%

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

3,060

760

24.8%

506

16.5%

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

1,812

388

21.4%

254

14.0%

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

1,038

186

17.9%

110

10.6%

Shenandoah Memorial Hospital

126

23

18.3%

17

13.5%

Shore Memorial Hospital

451

68

15.1%

72

16.0%

Smyth County Community Hospital

247

51

20.6%

41

16.6%

Southampton Memorial Hospital

263

48

18.3%

46

17.5%

Southside Community Hospital (Farmville)

420

77

18.3%

63

15.0%

Southside Regional Medical Center

1,447

245

16.9%

198

13.7%

Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Inc.

236

71

30.1%

28

11.9%

Twin County Regional Hospital

365

120

32.9%

59

16.2%

University of Virginia Medical Center

1,654

335

20.3%

215

13.0%

Virginia Baptist Hospital

2,434

397

16.3%

229

9.4%

Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington (Arlington Hospital)

3,784

897

23.7%

661

17.5%

Warren Memorial Hospital, Inc. (Lynn Care Center)

322

46

14.3%

45

14.0%

Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital

265

70

26.4%

44

16.6%

Winchester Medical Center, Inc.

2,265

418

18.5%

368

16.2%

Wythe County Community Hospital

239

77

32.2%

47

19.7%

Non-Hospital

992

48

4.8%

20

2.0%

 

 

Forceps and Vacuum Deliveries

 

Births

# Forceps

% Forceps

# Vacuum

% Vacuum

All Facilties

103,061

825

0.8%

3,634

3.5%

Augusta Medical Center

1,101

9

0.8%

11

1.0%

Birthcare & Women’s Health Certified Mid-Wifes

84

 

0.0%

 

0.0%

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center

725

2

0.3%

17

2.3%

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

1,047

 

0.0%

28

2.7%

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

1,874

27

1.4%

90

4.8%

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center

1,852

 

0.0%

 

0.0%

Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital (Henrico)

2,691

25

0.9%

40

1.5%

Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital

181

18

9.9%

7

3.9%

Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital

269

 

0.0%

9

3.3%

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center

1,088

4

0.4%

47

4.3%

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

3,558

1

0.0%

4

0.1%

Chesapeake General Hospital

2,731

6

0.2%

96

3.5%

CJW -Johnston Willis -JW

1,746

59

3.4%

132

7.6%

CJW-Johnston Willis-Chippenham

1,303

7

0.5%

22

1.7%

Clinch Valley Medical Center

481

 

0.0%

2

0.4%

Community Memorial Health Center (South Hill)

279

3

1.1%

3

1.1%

Culpeper Regional Hospital

436

3

0.7%

35

8.0%

Danville Regional Medical Center

967

1

0.1%

72

7.4%

DeWitt Army Hospital

1,077

45

4.2%

91

8.4%

Fauquier Hospital, Inc.

840

13

1.5%

105

12.5%

First Medical Group (Langley Hosp)

1,065

8

0.8%

28

2.6%

Halifax Regional Hospital

440

11

2.5%

5

1.1%

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital-Forest

3,095

28

0.9%

8

0.3%

INOVA Alexandria Hospital

3,817

1

0.0%

291

7.6%

INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital

3,889

10

0.3%

286

7.4%

INOVA Fairfax Hospital

10,771

105

1.0%

551

5.1%

Johnston Memorial Hospital, Inc.

652

4

0.6%

16

2.5%

Lewis-Gale Medical Center

489

21

4.3%

11

2.2%

Loudoun Hospital Center (LAMPS/Cornwell)

2,625

15

0.6%

99

3.8%

Louise Obici Memorial Hospital

1,336

6

0.4%

11

0.8%

Martha Jefferson Hospital

1,735

 

0.0%

35

2.0%

Mary Immaculate Hospital

1,377

1

0.1%

1

0.1%

Mary Washington Hospital

3,543

4

0.1%

21

0.6%

Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (VCU Health Systems)

2,222

44

2.0%

26

1.2%

Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County

505

2

0.4%

23

4.6%

Montgomery Regional Hospital

498

 

0.0%

19

3.8%

Naval Regional Medical Center

3,705

42

1.1%

48

1.3%

Norton Community Hospital, Inc.

399

1

0.3%

1

0.3%

Potomac Hospital

2,116

17

0.8%

58

2.7%

Prince William Hospital

2,284

 

0.0%

6

0.3%

Reston Hospital Center

3,027

17

0.6%

126

4.2%

Riverside Regional Med Ctr (Hampon Rds Specialty Hosp)

3,097

20

0.6%

49

1.6%

Rockingham Memorial Hospital

1,748

50

2.9%

46

2.6%

Sentara CarePlex Hospital (formerly Sentara Hampton Gen Hosp)

173

3

1.7%

10

5.8%

Sentara Leigh Hospital

2,685

5

0.2%

157

5.8%

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

3,060

3

0.1%

73

2.4%

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

1,812

3

0.2%

30

1.7%

Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center

1,038

4

0.4%

44

4.2%

Shenandoah Memorial Hospital

126

1

0.8%

3

2.4%

Shore Memorial Hospital

451

1

0.2%

25

5.5%

Smyth County Community Hospital

247

 

0.0%

10

4.0%

Southampton Memorial Hospital

263

 

0.0%

1

0.4%

Southside Community Hospital (Farmville)

420

6

1.4%

26

6.2%

Southside Regional Medical Center

1,447

8

0.6%

182

12.6%

Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Inc.

236

1

0.4%

39

16.5%

Twin County Regional Hospital

365

27

7.4%

2

0.5%

University of Virginia Medical Center

1,654

29

1.8%

25

1.5%

Virginia Baptist Hospital

2,434

 

0.0%

76

3.1%

Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington (Arlington Hospital)

3,784

72

1.9%

296

7.8%

Warren Memorial Hospital, Inc. (Lynn Care Center)

322

2

0.6%

8

2.5%

Wellmont Lonesome Pine Hospital

265

1

0.4%

5

1.9%

Winchester Medical Center, Inc.

2,265

27

1.2%

43

1.9%

Wythe County Community Hospital

239

1

0.4%

2

0.8%

Non-Hospital

992

1

0.1%

1

0.1%

 

SOURCE: VDH, Division of Health Statistics 

 

Special thanks to ICAN of NOVA.

 

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Reader Comments (9)

Wow. The hospital I had my Cesarean at is actually below the national average. Not by much though (Rockingham Memorial). Sad that we see a number like 28.8% and think it's "low!" :(

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill P.

It's very disturbing to see Hampton Roads' numbers. I knew our rates were high; I'm fairly certain some of these rates are even higher. It's disgusting to say the least. Our ICAN chapter is new and it breaks my heart that the need is so great. I can only hope that women continue to educate and empower themselves before it's too late. Take back your birth!

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterICAN of Hampton Roads

Virginia births: 103,061

Total c/s: 35910

VBAC total: 816

**Sigh**

March 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

Anon, as a VBACing mom I had a similar reaction.

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraurora21kt9

I had my unnecesarean in a VA hospital in 2009.

Total c/s rate: 43.6%
Total primary c/s rate: 25.8%

And people wonder why I'm home birthing this next one.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Why do you care - it is a woman's decision to give birth, and by what means. Stay out of my womb!

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Melissa, exactly. It should be a woman's decision. Rapidly increasing cesarean rates limit a woman's chances of being able to choose a vaginal birth in a hospital if that is what she feels is best for her body and her baby.

March 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterJill

"Sigh" is right but good information to have. I wish California would mandate the publication of honest numbers from our hospitals but I have not seen anything close to this. An overall rate of 34.8% is just way too high. There are so many obstacles to reducing these numbers but we have to keep plugging away. Thanks Jill, for all you do. Dr. F

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStuart Fischbein, MD

Jill P.- I had 3 VBACs at RMH! (After a c-section there too, but then I switched healthcare providers.) I Highly recommend Shenandoah Women's Health!

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam
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