Cesarean Rates

Minnesota Cesarean Rate (2014) – 26.9%

Twin Cities, MN Hospital Cesarean Rates (2014)

St. Joseph’s Hospital (St. Paul) – 16.46%
Hudson Hospital (Hudson, WI) – 16.74% (2013)
St. Francis Regional Medical Center (Shakopee) – 19.9%
Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) (Minneapolis) – 20.6%
North Memorial Medical Center (Robbinsdale) – 20.6%
St. John’s Hospital (Maplewood) – 21.3%
Unity Hospital (Fridley) – 21.8% – Closing July 2015
Regions Hospital (St. Paul) – 22.4%
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park) – 23.5%
Woodwinds Health Campus (Woodbury) – 24.9%
Ridgeview Medical Center (Waconia) – 24.9%
Maple Grove Hospital – 25.6%
St. Cloud Hospital – 27.1%
Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids) – 28.3%
Northfield Hospital – 29.4%
Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burnsville) – 29.9%
Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Mother Baby Center) (Minneapolis) – 30.2%
United Hospital (St. Paul) – 30.4%
Lakeview Hospital  (Stillwater)- 31%
Fairview Southdale Hospital (Edina) – 32.3%
University of Minnesota Medical Center/Fairview Riverside (Minneapolis) – 33.9%
Buffalo Hospital – 34.4%

VBAC Banned Hospitals
St. Joseph’s Hospital

Twin Cities Birth Centers (Cesarean Rates Not Published)
Willow Midwives (Minneapolis)
Health Foundations Birth Center (St. Paul)
Morning Star Birth Center (St. Louis Park)
Minnesota Birth Center (Minneapolis and St. Paul) – VBAC Allowed at United Hospital Only
Roots Midwifery (Minneapolis)

– Measures the percentage of live, singleton, vertex position, term
newborns who were delivered via cesarean section to nulliparous women (first birth).

Primary Cesarean Rate by Clinic (2012)