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Maternity ward to close at St. Mary’s Hospital

Posted by wlpo on June 11, 2014

The days of having a baby at St. Mary’s Hospital in Streator are coming to an end. The hospital is doing away with its maternity unit next month. Hospital CEO John Flanders made the announcement Tuesday.

Flanders says the decision was based on limited access to doctors who deliver babies. He says they are working with area hospitals to make sure expectant mothers in Streator can receive care some place else.

The hospital will also be ending its home health services. 25 employees will lose their jobs.

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