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The Journal Gazette

  • Courtesy: St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.

Monday, April 30, 2018 2:16 pm

Verbatim: As of May 6th 2018 Childbirth Services will no longer be available at St. Joseph Hospital

The following was released on Mon. April 30, 2018 by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation: 

Lutheran Health Network has finalized plans to consolidate maternity services from St. Joseph Hospital to existing programs at Dupont Hospital and Lutheran Children’s Hospital. St. Joe will not offer childbirth services after May 6, 2018. 

For the last several weeks, hospital and physician leaders at the three hospitals have been working with referring physicians and community organizations to ensure a seamless transition for our patients. Patients who have questions may call 260-425-3275 for additional information. 

Lutheran Health Network is a leading provider of maternity care in our community and our commitment to caring for local families remains strong. Both Lutheran and Dupont are in the early stages of significant, multi-phase renovations to their NICUs and Birthplace units. We are confident patients will be pleased with the care and support they receive from our staff at Dupont and Lutheran Children’s Hospital. 

As always, patients who are experiencing a medical emergency – childbirth-related or otherwise – can come to our hospital’s emergency room. Our experienced emergency department team is trained to provide emergency medical care.