OhioHealth hospital ending maternity services

OhioHealth's Shelby Hospital will no longer provide maternity services from 11:59 p.m on Feb. 28, according to local news outlet Richland Source

Maternity services are provided at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, but it is 13 miles away from Shelby Hospital, according to the report. Shelby Hospital will continue to provide gynecologic procedures, such as hysterectomies or endometrial ablation.

"Changes such as these are never an easy decision to make. As we look at the continued trends in labor and delivery, we want to make sure the highest quality resources and support are available for our obstetric and newborn patients," Vinson Yates, president of Shelby and Mansfield hospitals, said. "Across the nation, less babies are being delivered in rural and suburban hospitals."

From March, Mansfield Hospital will provide 24/7 OBGYN care in addition to on-call coverage for newborn deliveries, a service that most community hospitals do not typically provide, according to the report.

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