Prisma Health stops deliveries at South Carolina birth center

Morgan Haefner - Print  | 

A birthing center owned by Prisma Health, the health system formed through the combination of Columbia, S.C.-based Palmetto Health and Greenville (S.C.) Health System, is stopping births due to financial pressures, according to the Greenville News.

Greenville Midwifery Care and Birth Center said in a Facebook post it would soon halt deliveries and transition all births to Greenville Memorial Hospital, also owned by Prisma.

"Please know this is purely a financial decision with some circumstances out of our control," the original post read, as cited by the Greenville News. "It is not a result of poor quality or poor outcomes."

Kacey Eichelberger, MD, vice chair of academics with the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Prisma, told the publication in a statement that "payer reimbursement limitations" led to the change.

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