University of Iowa Using $10 Million State Grant to Address Maternal Healthcare CrisisOctober 21, 2019 |
by Taylor Holt
IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG)- Last month, UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown announced its obstetrics and women’s health clinic would be shutting its doors. It’s the latest in a change of closures.
“We’ve had 34 hospitals since 2000 close their labor and delivery units,” said Stephen Hunter, University of Iowa Professor of obstetrics and gynecology and Vice-Chair for obstetrics.
University of Iowa officials say they’ve felt the impacts of that seeing an influx of patients turning to them, or many expectant mothers having to travel outside of their means to get care.