Well, I'm happy to say, I now have the full data!
Overall, the state of Tennessee is holding pretty steady. We only increased 0.4% from 34.8% (2013) to 35.2% (2014). That percentage increase is 325 additional cesareans in Tennessee for 2014. The primary 14 hospitals within Middle Tennessee only increased 0.1%. Unfortunately, we are still working with 35-36% cesarean rates. More than one third of all women birthing in Tennessee will have a cesarean!
Here are the worse offenders for 2014:
McNairy Regional Hospital in Madison County - 54.7% (only had 139 total births in 2014)
Hardin Medical Center in Hardin County - 51.8%
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Union County in Obion County - 49.8%
Athens Regional Medical Center in Madison County - 49.4%
TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center in Rutherford County - 43.0%
No hospital in the state had below a 20% cesarean rate.
There are some things to celebrate! The following hospitals showed strong improvement!
Regional Hospital of Jackson in McMinn County - 17.6% (41.8% down to 24.2%)
Sumner Regional Medical Center in Sumner County - 12.1% (36.4% down to 24.3%)
Nashville General Hospital in Davidson County - 9.5% (38.7% down to 29.2%)
I love the strides some of these hospitals are making in improving the maternal healthcare and outcomes in our communities. Let's get more moving in the right direction!
Check out the full data at - http://www.nashvillevbac.com/tn-hospital-cesarean-rates.html
For the 2013 vs 2014 Trend data check out - http://www.nashvillevbac.com/hospital-trend-data.html