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 Volume 13, Issue 76  |  September 21, 2021

Mission Hospital awarded statewide maternity care award

Mission Hospital has received an award for excellence in maternity care from the California Health and Human Services Agency and Cal Hospital Compare for delivering safer and affordable care to the communities it serves. This achievement recognizes Mission’s continued success in providing superior health care to South County residents.

“Mission Hospital is committed to providing South Orange County mothers with high-quality, personalized birth experiences in a safe and nurturing environment,” said Seth Teigen, chief executive of Mission Hospital. “Our team has worked hard to reduce the number of C-sections we perform so that we can enhance the health and overall birth experience of mothers and babies.”

Only 134 hospitals in California met the performance standards in maternity care for this honor, meeting and surpassing the statewide target of reducing the number of births via C-section in first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies. Overuse of C-sections also increases the chances babies will develop infections and respiratory complications, among other issues. 

The award is based on most recent data reported by California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, and the California Department of Public Health-Vital Records.

For additional information about Mission Hospital, visit


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