Doctors Hospital to stop baby deliveries after Oct. 6 & combine - WRBL

Doctors Hospital to stop baby deliveries after Oct. 6 & combine services with The Medical Center

Posted: Updated:
COLUMBUS, Ga. -

No more babies will be delivered at Doctors Hospital starting Oct. 7. All of the facility's labor and delivery services will be combined into one obstetrics service at The Medical Center.

The announcement was made in a press release sent Tuesday morning. "We have evaluated combining the obstetrics programs at Doctors Hospital and The Medical Center for many months," said Ryan Chandler, president and CEO of The Medical Center. "This evaluation included substantial participation from physicians, nurses and ancillary staff, and we appreciate their engagement and support," he added.

Tamara (Tami) Jackson, president and CEO of Doctors Hospital, said the decision was made after studying the past and future volume of deliveries at Doctors Hospital. Jackson said, "We anticipate the delivery volume at Doctors Hospital will decline over time due to the dynamics of our local marketplace."

During the Fiscal Year that ended in June, Doctor's hospital delivered 1,019 babies compared to the Medical Center, which delivered 3,293.

The release stated Kendall Handy, MD, Chief of OB/GYN;  Dawn Hurst, RNC, MS, Senior Director of Women's Services; and Kelly Hunter, RN, BSN, Director of Labor and Delivery, will lead the new service with the support of all the nurses and caregivers from Doctors Hospital and The Medical Center.

 

Sydney Cameron

Sydney joined the WRBL news team in December 2011 after working as a freelance reporter in Washington, D.C. More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds

    Update: Kellogg's plant to close by end of 2015, company responds

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:11:13 GMT
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to close by the end of 2015.
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015.
    The Columbus Kellogg's plant is expected to be shut down by the end of 2015.
  • 'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    'Faces of Meth' program launched by Sheriff's office

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:37:35 GMT
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
    'Faces of Meth' is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Special Report: Selling seized guns

    Special Report: Selling seized guns

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:33:31 GMT
    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ...
    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ...
Powered by WorldNow

1350 13th Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: 706.323.3333
Fax: 706.327.6655
Email: news@wrbl.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.