Good Samaritan's maternity ward will be the first major unit to shutter: 4 things to know

Maternity care will be the first major service line to transition out of Dayton, Ohio-based Good Samaritan Hospital as the hospital prepares to close by the end of the year, according to the Dayton Daily News.

Here are four things to know.

1. Dayton-based Premier Health, which operates Good Samaritan Hospital, announced it would close Good Samaritan in January because operating two hospitals within 5 miles of each other — Good Samaritan and Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton — has become unsustainable.

2. Premier will transition obstetrics and gynecology services to Miami Valley Hospital in April. This is the first service it will transfer to Miami Valley.

3. All gynecology procedures will transfer to Miami Valley Hospital April 9. April 12 marks the last day when all deliveries will occur at Good Samaritan's family birthing center and the birthing center will officially close April 15. As part of the transition, Miami Valley Hospital reopened a unit to make room for additional patients seeking maternity care.

4. As Good Samaritan prepares to close, Premier plans to update its website with more information about the shifting units.

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