December 04, 2020
Inverness, FL– The Agency for Healthcare Administration and Florida Department of Health recently acknowledged the exceptional care the Citrus Memorial Hospital Women and Baby Center provides for mothers and infants. Citrus Memorial Hospital was recognized as one of 15 delivery hospitals in Florida to achieve the original Healthy People 2020 goal of cesarean section deliveries for first-time mothers with low-risk pregnancies at or below 23.9 percent in 2019.
“Citrus Memorial’s exceptional efforts to provide evidence-based maternal and infant health care practices demonstrate commitment to improving health outcomes for Florida mothers and infants and contributes to our state health improvement plan goal to prevent pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality,” said Shevaun Harris, Acting Secretary for the Agency for Health Care Administration. “The hospital’s dedication to promoting and improving the health of mothers and infants sets a high example for other delivery hospitals in Florida.”
Citrus Memorial Hospital will be recognized for this achievement at a December 3, 2020 Florida Hospital Association webinar titled Reducing Unnecessary C-Sections: Successful Florida Strategies.