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Hospital to stop delivering babies
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DARLINGTON - Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County is getting out of the business of delivering babies, citing the low number of infants born at the facility. Beginning Sept. 30, the facility will no longer provide labor and delivery services. A hospital news release said the decision was made after considering its current obstetric volumes, the economic costs of continuing the services, ensuring the highest level of patient care and a comprehensive study of state and national trends for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) with low birth rates.

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