UCI, St. Joseph and Fountain Valley Regional Hospitals all recorded more than 400 births during January, to lead delivery room activity at county hospitals. The 3,211 births recorded during the first month of the year is nearly a 30% increase over the 2,482 births reported in January, 1988. Here's the breakdown by individual hospitals:
Hospital Births UCI 490 St. Joseph 475 Fountain Valley Regional 430 Kaiser Permanente 339 Hoag Memorial 247 Martin Luther 228 Mission Regional Medical Center 166 Santa Ana Hosp. & Medical Center 149 St. Jude-Fullerton 124 Saddleback 95 Los Alamitos Medical Center 85 Chapman General 71 St. Jude-Yorba Linda 70 La Palma Intercommunity 62 Humana-Westminster 54 Humana-West Anaheim 36 Anaheim General 31 Humana-Huntington Beach 31 South Coast Medical Center 28 TOTAL 3,211
Note: The following hospitals declined to provide information--Coastal Communities, Placentia-Linda, Medical Center of Garden Grove and the Western Medical Centers in Santa Ana and Tustin.
Source: Individual hospitals