Labor and delivery units are closing at Chicago-area hospitals

September 11, 2019

Labor and delivery units are closing at Chicago-area hospitals in an effort to protect the bottom line, according to an article on the Chicago Tribune website.

Over the last year or so, at least three Chicago-area hospitals have announced plans to close their obstetrics units.

In each case, hospital leaders said the facilities saw too few patients to continue operating an entire unit.

Also, some community hospitals face stiff competition from larger, more comprehensive women’s centers.

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