Illinois hospital to close labor and delivery unit

Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Ill., will join the recent string of labor and delivery unit closures, NBC affiliate WGEM reported Sept. 6. 

The unit requires trained labor and delivery nurses to be present even when there are no patients, which is unsustainable with the hospital's limited nursing staff, hospital officials told WGEM

Delivery services will be transitioned to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., hospital officials said. 

The Memorial Hospital unit is set to close Dec. 1. 

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