Baptist Medical Center Nassau temporarily suspends maternity services starting May 31

NASSAU COUNTY, Florida. – Baptist Medical Center Nassau will temporarily suspend maternity services starting May 31.

According to a press release, the pause in the service is the result of the decision by obstetric medicine practices to no longer provide hospital services in the region.

Those planning to give birth at Baptist Nassau through May 31 will still be able to do so. Those giving birth after May 31 can choose another Baptist Health hospital or see their doctor for other locations. Patients who need emergency maternity treatment can still receive care at the Baptist Nassau Emergency Department.

During the hiatus, Baptist will work on renovating maternity suites with an investment of $8.5 million.

Labor and Delivery Center team members have accepted temporary assignments at other Baptist Health hospitals until maternity services can resume at Baptist Nassau, and may return once the renovation is complete.

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The renovated maternity center will include large private rooms where mothers can work, give birth and enjoy the postpartum experience with their child.

“We look forward to welcoming moms to our new center as soon as possible,” said hospital president Ed Hubel. “Women’s health and OB are priority services for Baptist Nassau and our community and we are working as quickly as possible to limit this temporary break in service.”

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Richard F. Gandhi