Expectant Mothers In Person County Must Go Elsewhere To Deliver Babies
Posted July 31, 2005 4:52 a.m. EDT
PERSON COUNTY, N.C. — Person Memorial Hospital is temporarily out of the baby business.
The hospital's only obstetrician starts a new job on Monday, and that means Person Memorial has no one to deliver babies.
There is one other full-time obstetrician who lives in Person County, but she delivers babies in Durham.
The hospital's Board of Directors has formed a committee to figure out its next step.
Until then, expectant mothers will have to cross county lines to receive care and deliver their babies.