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St. E. halting baby deliveries at some locations

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

EDGEWOOD, KY (FOX19) - St. Elizabeth Hospital is halting baby deliveries at some of its locations.

Baby deliveries will stop in Fort Thomas beginning on Nov. 1, and in Florence beginning in mid 2011.

It's a move to cut costs hospital officials say will save more than $7 million a year.

"This is something that I personally had hoped for years ago and I think it'll keep more northern Kentucky patients in northern Kentucky for their healthcare," said Dr. Gene Burchell with St. E.

Labor and delivery will continue at the Edgewood and Covington locations.

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