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BBGH temporarily suspends OB services

January 3, 2019

Labor and delivery services will be temporarily suspended at Box Butte General Hospital (BBGH) as of Jan. 1.

A press release from BBGH said hospital personnel stress the importance of seeking prenatal care for the safety of both the mother and unborn child. The hospital will work with patients to connect them to obstetrician services to complement their care. BBGH has increased training for staff to handle emergency situations and will continue to provide the exceptional quality of care the community has come to expect. BBGH has collaborated with Regional West Medical Center through the Specialty Clinic to provide prenatal visits; to schedule an appointment call 308-635-3033.

The staff at BBGH also has a listing of area facilities that provide obstetric services for those in need. BBGH encourages expectant mothers to discuss options of care with a member of the hospital’s care team.

“We are asking all pregnant patients to speak with their care provider about questions and concerns they may have in regard to their care,” BBGH CEO Lori Mazanec said.

BBGH will, as always, be available for emergency services.

This suspension is temporary, Mazanec said.

She said: “I want to stress that we are diligently searching for qualified family practice/obstetric physicians and plan to start offering labor and delivery again as soon as we fill the physician openings.”

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