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Community Calls For Penn Highlands To Halt Closures In Elk County (WTAJ)

When Penn Highlands Healthcare announced that it would be transitioning its labor and delivery services out of its hospital in Elk County back in February, the community began to push back, citing concerns of potential socio-economic decline of the area.

Under the current transition plan established by the healthcare system, women will still be able to receive services such as prenatal, postpartum and obstetrics at Penn Highlands Elk. However, when it’s time to deliver, soon-to-be moms can expect more than just a new baby. With the closure of labor and delivery services in St. Marys, women will have to drive at least 40 to 50 minutes to Penn Highlands DuBois.

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