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Medina Hospital to close birth center this summer

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    Medina Hospital, shown in 2014.

    DAVID KNOX / GAZETTE FILE

Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital announced Thursday it will be closing their birth center, effective July 1. All patients will be directed to Fairview, Hillcrest and Akron General Hospitals.

“Cleveland Clinic is serving the healthcare needs of Northeast Ohio by concentrating labor and delivery services at its hub hospitals – Fairview, Hillcrest and Akron General. Focusing services allows us to provide the highest level of care for mothers and babies; and having the highest level NICU in close proximity is an advantage for families,” Medina Hospital President Tom Tulisiak said in a statement. “As part of that plan, beginning July 1, Medina Hospital will transition the delivery of newborns to those hospitals, specifically Fairview and Akron General.”

Hospital officials said the center has delivered 800 to 1,000 babies every year for the past 10 years.

This is a developing story.



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