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NEW MEXICO RANKED LOWEST IN NATION FOR C-SECTION BIRTHS

Release Date: 7/11/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2013

Contact:
Katie Coppens, Optum
1-505-262-7104 (Office)
1-505-239-5570 (Cell)
katie.coppens@abqhp.com

 

NEW MEXICO RANKED LOWEST IN NATION FOR C-SECTION BIRTHS

Optum Boasts Low C-section Rate of 18.5 percent  

 

Albuquerque, N.M. — According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the national Caesarean Section rate is 32.8 percent. In 2012, the C-section rate at Optum was only 18.5 percent, with 68 percent of all babies delivered by our Midwives.

Optum Women’s Health Department is comprised of more than 30 doctors, midwives, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work in close collaboration with patient care.

“With more than 300 years of combined clinical experience, Optum Women’s Health has the experience needed to improve patient health in every stage of life,” Susan Moore Daniels, CNM, said. “Our clinic has helped with more than 67,000 births over the last 31 years, and we have a well below average Caesarean Section rate of 18.5 percent. Our goal is to help all women stay healthy and well-informed.”

Some commonly treated concerns at Optum Women’s Health include menstrual problems, breast health, menopause/perimenopause, pelvic pain, family planning/contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. A wide variety of in-office GYN procedures, gynecology services and pregnancy services are also offered.

The Optum Midwifery group is one of the few in town to offer services 24/7.

Optum operates four Women’s Health locations throughout Albuquerque, including Gibson Medical Center, Journal Center, Westside Medical Pavilion and Women's Hospital Pavilion. For more information about services and procedures offered, visit abqhp.com.

About Optum

Optum is a physician-led, multi-specialty medical group based in Albuquerque, NM. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by 43 medical and surgical specialties with 19 locations throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Optum recently merged with Optum HealthCare Partners LLC, a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about Optum, please visit abqhp.com.

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