Rural Iowa’s Dwindling Options For Maternal Care

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In the past two decades, nearly three dozen small Iowa hospitals have stopped delivering babies. Hansen Family was one of eight hospitals that stopped delivering last year, the most in one year, according to records from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Officials at Hansen Family decided that labor and delivery care was too expensive for an aging, rural community with a declining birth rate, said CEO Doug Morse. Read more.

A message from the Rural Assembly

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