Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center plan to merge their obstetrical departments in July.
A media release, states that the plan calls for women currently under care at APD to deliver at Dartmouth’s birthing pavilion.
“APD has a long and proud role in the community in terms of birthing services, and this decision to integrate our service with Dartmouth-Hitchcock represents an appropriate evolution of that service in the face of a demanding external environment,” said APD President and CEO Sue Mooney, MD, MS, FACOG.
“Both APD and Dartmouth-Hitchcock have worked diligently and carefully to develop an integrated service that combines the best of both obstetrical services for the community. Together, we will provide patient care that is highly personalized and ensures access to sophisticated medical care for complex needs,” added Mooney.
Prenatal and Postnatal care will continue to be provided at both hospitals, giving patients the chance to choose their preferred locations.