Best Start Birth Center Recognized by the American College of Nurse Midwives for Excellent Outcomes

We are proud to share that Best Start Birth Center has again been awarded the American College of Nurse Midwives’ “Triple Aim” achievement, which recognizes practices that improve patient experiences and population health while reducing the cost of care.

More specifically, when making this recognition, the American College of Nurse Midwives considers fiscal measures in addition to a practice’s rates in the areas of breastfeeding and preterm and cesarean births. Best Start was also recognized for the “4 Core” Best Practice designation, which focuses on rates of labor induction, cesarean birth, episiotomy, and exclusive breastfeeding. Best Start has maintained excellent outcomes in all benchmarks for several years.

To be awarded the “Triple Aim” Best Practice designation, a practice must have a breastfeeding rate of greater than 81 percent, a preterm birth rate below 11.4 percent and cesarean rate below 23.9 percent. Best Start greatly accomplishes these measures with a breastfeeding rate of 98 percent at discharge and only 9.4 percent of births being cesarean section in 2019.

In 2019, 262 practices participated in this benchmarking project. Of these, 69 achieved the “Triple Aim” designation and 30 achieved all four of the “4 Core” Best Practices. Best Start Birth Center achieved both of these outstanding designations.

Best Start is undoubtedly known for its excellent maternity care outcomes and for being California’s first nationally accredited and licensed birth center, but with us, this exemplary standard of care extends beyond maternity care. Best Start’s team of Certified Nurse Midwives is also able to provide outstanding gynecological care. From annual visits to birth control prescriptions or antibiotics for infections, we have you covered.

At Best Start, whether you see us for maternity care or gynecological care, you receive an unparalleled sense of community and respect. Our appointments are longer than traditional OBGYN care and we truly take the time to get to know you and your needs. We support you in navigating your health, your way, to culminate positive experiences and the best outcomes.

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