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Updated: 01/11/2018 08:30:02AM

DeSoto Memorial closes baby unit, board looks to hybrid plan

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In a 4-1 vote, the DeSoto Memorial Hospital board of directors on Thursday closed the hospital’s maternity unit.

The vote allows DMH administrators to form plans with a Port Charlotte-based hospital, giving expectant DeSoto County mothers some choices. But that could take 90 days. And a current services contract with another provider ends Jan. 31, leaving expectant mothers with few options.

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