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As hospitals close labor wards, large stretches of California are without maternity care

El Centro Regional Medical Center delivered the last baby at its 67-year-old maternity ward in early January. Then it closed its obstetrics department, leaving just one other hospital to deliver the approximately 2,500 babies born every year in Imperial County. A month later and 625 miles north, Sonoma County residents lambasted the health system Providence for its […]