The future of the DeSoto Memorial Hospital maternity unit will remain in limbo, as the hospital’s board of directors on Tuesday couldn’t decide whether to drop the service or attempt to save it, despite predicted losses of close to $1 million in the next year.
The board’s 3-3 deadlock delivered a so-called status quo vote, however, meaning hospital administrators must move ahead with plans on how to keep the maternity unit operating for the forseeable future. There is no tiebreaker for the six-member board.
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