After extensive and thorough consideration for the last two years, Appling HealthCare System (AHCS) will no longer be delivering babies as of midnight, October 10.
“It was a very heartbreaking decision to make, the Appling birthing unit provides quality services with an outstanding and dedicated physician and staff” said Andy Smith, the system’s new CEO. “These are challenging times, and we at Appling are not alone in having to make such difficult decisions. More than 40 hospitals in rural areas in Georgia have given up deliveries, according to HomeTown Health.”
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