Less than 10 years after restarting its Obstetrics program, the Windber Medical Center (WMC) will stop delivering babies once again.
The decision to shutter this program came to many as somewhat of a surprise. Obstetricians at Windber have delivered approximately 200 babies per year since the program reopened in 2005. In addition, the Medical Center expanded its nursery less than two years ago.
Kim Oleska, Windber Medical Center spokesperson, said it’s the lack of obstetricians that is causing Windber to close the program.