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Summa Barberton Hospital temporarily suspending labor and delivering services, moving to Akron campus

Barberton Hospital
Posted at 2:11 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 14:11:07-04

BARBERTON, Ohio — Summa Health announced it has temporarily suspended its OB/GYN services at the Barberton campus in an effort to take extra precautions for pregnant patients, while increasing bed capacity as ordered by the state, Dr. Michael Hughes, President of the Barberton Campus, said in a statement.

All labor and delivery services at the Barberton Campus will be moved to the Akron campus.

"We are making this decision because as we continue to learn more about the impact of COVID – 19 on pregnant women, we want to ensure that they are all cared for in one location with access to 24/7 high risk care in the event it becomes necessary. This also allows us to create additional access on the Barberton Campus for an anticipated surge in COVID – 19 patients requiring inpatient care," Hughes said.

The Barberton Campus will resume all services after the coronavirus pandemic is over. All nurses on the unit will be reassigned to other duties.

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