Newsweek magazine names KP Modesto to 'Best Maternity Hospitals 2021' report
The Modesto Medical Center is among 12 Kaiser Permanente Northern California medical centers that earned top marks for providing safe, high-quality care to moms and their new babies.
This is the second consecutive year Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals have been recognized by Newsweek magazine on its “Best Maternity Hospitals” report for meeting rigorous standards for maternity care, including low C-section rates, elective early deliveries and for following important protocols to safely protect new moms and their babies. Last year, 43,534 babies were delivered at Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals.
“This recognition acknowledges our commitment to exceeding the standards for excellence in maternity care as we keep our patients healthy and safe while delivering personalized care,” said Lorena Acevedo, RN, Maternal Child Health Services Director in Modesto. “Our highly skilled care teams and integrated care delivery system allow us to provide the best experience and outcomes for new parents and their babies.”
In addition to the Modesto Medical Center, these Kaiser Permanente hospitals received the “Best Maternity Hospitals 2021” designation: Antioch, Redwood City, Roseville, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, South Sacramento, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Walnut Creek.
The national designation, awarded to only 217 hospitals in the United States, and only 34 in California, identifies leading maternity care programs that have met or exceeded rigorous quality and safety standards. Kaiser Permanente has a total of 20 hospitals that received the elite designation, representing nearly 10 percent of those named to the prestigious list — and nearly 60 percent of those listed in California.
For more detail on methodology and a complete list of designated maternity care programs, visit Newsweek’s “Best Maternity Hospitals 2021.”