Fountain Valley Regional Hospital Recognized for Higher Quality in Maternity Care

Apr 21, 2021

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital is proud to be recognized by Blue Shield of California with a Blue Distinction® Centers (BDC) for Maternity Care designation, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.

The recognition is for hospital care that meets Blue Shield’s high standards in preventable or treatable pregnancy-related conditions, high utilization of caesarean sections, and addressing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal healthcare.

“This recognition from Blue Shield reinforces the excellent care we provide for mothers and we could not be more proud of how this highlights the commitment of our nurses and physicians to our moms and newborns,” said Chief Executive Officer Kenneth McFarland.

Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality specialty care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cancer care, cardiac care, cellular immunotherapy, fertility care, gene therapy, knee and hip replacement, maternity care, spine surgery, substance use treatment and recovery, and transplants, while encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the care they deliver. Research shows that, compared to other providers, those designated as Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients. 

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