2013 Birth Statistics by Hospital

Birth Characteristics by Facility/Location, Massachusetts 2013 *

Hospital

# of Births

1st Time Cesarean Rate

Total Cesarean Rate

VBAC Rate

Other Birth Options

Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA

4,100

23.4% (22.2%)**

33.2%

(31.6%)

16.2%

(11.8%)

Labor tub available.

No births in tub .

No nitrous oxide.

Birth Center at Baystate Franklin Greenfield, MA

472

20%

(22.2%)

25%

(31.6%)

31.3%

(11.8%)

Labor tub available.

Births in the tub.

Nitrous oxide for pain relief.

Cooley Dickinson Medical Center Northampton, MA

817

18.2%

(22.2%)

27.7%

(31.6%)

11.8%

(11.8%)

Labor tub available

No births in tub

Nitrous oxide to be approved in 2015.

Holyoke Medical Center           Holyoke, MA

439

16.2%

(22.2%)

25.6%

(31.6%)

28.4%

(11.8%)

Labor tub available

Births in the tub.

Nitrous oxide pain relief.

Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

1,253

19.6%

(22.2%)

27.9%

(31.6%)

11.3%

(11.8%)

No labor tub.

No nitrous oxide.

 

*From: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/research-epi/birth-report-2013.pdf   Pages 28, 29.   More information available at site.

**Statistics in parentheses indicate statewide average.