Another Hudson Valley hospital halts birthing services
MidHudson News reports that Putnam Hospital is the latest Hudson Valley hospital to give up birthing services. In 2019, Columbia Memorial hospital in Hudson stopped doing deliveries. The Putnam County hospital, unlike the Hudson hospital, says they want to start birthing services back up as soon as possible. “We recognize the value of these services to residents of Putnam County, and we are dedicated to making this suspension as short-lived as possible, supporting all affected patients and staff throughout this transition,” said Dr. Mark Hirko, President of Putnam Hospital. Columbia Memorial has not announced any plans to resume deliveries in Hudson. Previously, the Hudson hospital had been bringing 300 new humans into the world before they stopped birthing services.