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C-Section & Episiotomy Rates in the North/Northwest Chicago Suburbs

I was curious about the c-section and episiotomy rates for the closest hospitals to me, so I looked them up. These are (as far as I can tell) all of the hospitals within a 20-mile radius of me that have maternity wards. Episiotomy and cesarean section were the two interventions that I most wished to avoid in birthing my son back in September 2013, so I wondered how the hospitals in my area stood on those. [1]

2012 c-section rates come from CesareanRates.com. [2] Episiotomy rates come from the Leapfrog Group; I believe the statistics were last gathered in Fall 2013, but I’m not sure. The Leapfrog Group recommends that hospitals have an episiotomy rate no higher than 12%.

I listed the number of births and NICU level because I imagine the hospitals with more births are larger hospitals with higher level NICUs, and are therefore more likely to see high-risk births. When a hospital was reported as being a level III center, I attempted to call them and ascertain whether or not they were also a IIIC, sometimes known as a level IV.

Hospital # Births Cesarean
Rate
Episiotomy
Rate
NICU Level
1 Adventist GlenOaks
Hospital
380 34.2% 8.2% II
2 Advocate Condell
Medical Center
2540 34.6% NR II+
3 Advocate Lutheran
General Hospital
4122 35.8% NR IIIC
4 Advocate Sherman
Hospital
2823 26.9% NR II+
5 Alexian Brothers
Medical Center
2301 35.6% 26.2% II+
6 Centegra Hospital
– McHenry
842 22.1% 6.8% II
7 Elmhurst Memorial
Hospital
1395 28.2% 5.1% II
8 Evanston Hospital 3357 26% 6.1% IIIC
9 Gottlieb Memorial
Hospital
732 39.2% 15.1% II
10 Highland Park
Hospital
1183 31.4% 15.5% II
11 Northwest Community
Hospital
2997 35.2% 22.8% III
12 Northwestern Lake
Forest Hospital
1590 32.6% 14.0% II+
13 Presence Resurrection
Medical Center
945 34.3% 26.2% II+
14 Presence Saint
Francis Hospital
761 28.9% 7.6% II+
15 St. Alexius
Medical Center
2984 35.9% 34.6% III
16 Swedish Covenant
Hospital
2079 27.1% 14.6% II
17 VHS Westlake
Hospital
1012 26.9% 12.0% II
18 Vista Medical
Center East
1045 29.3% 4.1% II

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