NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Baptist Medical Center Nassau will temporarily pause its maternity services beginning May 31.
According to a press release, the pause in service is a result of the obstetric medical practices’ decision to no longer provide hospital-based services in the area.
Those who plan to deliver at Baptist Nassau up until May 31 will still be able to do so. Those delivering after May 31 may choose another Baptist Health hospital, or consult with their physician about alternative locations. Patients who need emergency maternity treatment can still receive care at Baptist Nassau’s emergency department.
During the pause, Baptist will work on renovating maternity suites with an $8.5 million investment.
Labor & Delivery Center team members have accepted temporary assignments at other Baptist Health hospitals until maternity services can resume at Baptist Nassau, and will be able to return once the renovation is completed.
The renovated maternity center will feature large private rooms where moms can labor, deliver and enjoy the post-partum experience with their child.
“We are looking forward to welcoming moms to our new center as soon as we can,” said Hospital President Ed Hubel. “Women’s Health and OB is a priority services for Baptist Nassau and our community and we are working as quickly as possible to limit this temporary pause in service.”