Friday, July 19, 2019

11 Wisconsin rural hospitals have stopped doing obstetrics since 2010

11 rural hospitals in Wisconsin stopped delivering babies in past decade, report says.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/18/2019)
Hospitals that have stopped doing obstetrics since 2010 ar
    1.  Bellin Health Oconto Hospital, Oconto; 
    2. Burnett Medical Center, Grantsburg; 
    3. Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital, Boscobel; 
    4. Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hillsboro; 
    5. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls; 
    6. Indianhead Medical Center, Shell Lake; 
    7. Marshfield Medical Center, Ladysmith; 
    8. Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County, Darlington; 
    9. Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville; 
    10. Ripon Medical Center, Ripon; and 
    11. Spooner Health, Spooner.

Related reading:
What Obstacles Complicate Health Care For Rural Wisconsinites?  (WisContext, 4/16/2019)
The same aspects of rural life that are attractive to many Wisconsinites — solitude, space, smaller communities — can often make getting the health care they need a challenge that ranges from mere inconvenience to life-threatening. Long distances between medical facilities and the people they serve, as well as struggles to attract and retain healthcare professionals in rural areas, are stark manifestations of this quandary.

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