Memorial Hospital July 01, 2014

Seven Northeast Florida hospitals are among 40 across Florida honored by the March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for successfully reducing their rates of early elective deliveries, including inductions of labor and cesarean sections scheduled without a medical reason before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy.

The area hospitals honored are Orange Park Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, UF Health Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South and Memorial Hospital.

The recognition program is another element of the March of Dimes national campaign, “Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait.” One of the campaign’s national goals is to reduce the rate of elective deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy to 5 percent or less.

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