Maternity Care at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Ranks Among the Best in the Nation for 2021
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles was one of 20 Kaiser Permanente hospitals that have been recognized among the “Best Maternity Care Hospitals 2021” by Newsweek magazine. The elite designation, awarded to only 217 hospitals in the United States, identifies leading maternity care programs based on rigorous quality and safety standards. Kaiser Permanente hospitals represent nearly 10% of those named to the prestigious list nationwide – and 60% of those listed in California.
Designated hospitals meet Leapfrog’s rigorous standards for excellence in maternity care — including low rates of C-section, episiotomy (an incision to enlarge the vaginal opening for childbirth), and early elective delivery — and follow important protocols to protect moms and babies, among other measures. Additionally, all of the hospitals named earned either an A or B or no grade on the Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
For more details on methodology and a complete list of designated maternity care programs, please visit Newsweek’s “Best Maternity Hospitals" 2021.