Sioux City’s MercyOne Medical Center has announced that they will discontinue obstetrics (OB) services effective September 1st.
Spokesperson Jenna Rehnstrom says it was a difficult decision for the hospital and its board of directors to make:
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OB staff at the hospital will be provided opportunities to join other areas of care within MercyOne Siouxland or transfer to other hospitals in the Mercy Health system.
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Mercy had announced a week ago that they were studying what services they would continue to provide in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, which had caused a shift in care and use of resources:
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The decision will allow MercyOne to expand other health care services and programs not currently offered in the region:
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MercyOne will continue to serve labor and delivery patients and families through August 31st.
They are collaborating with area providers to notify patients of this change to efficiently transition care.