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WHMC tables closure of obstetrics services

Motion to pause discontinuation unanimously approved

COLFAX - Local women may still be forced to seek childbirth healthcare services elsewhere if the local hospital moves ahead with a previous decision to shutter obstetric services.

Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinic commissioners decided Feb. 21 to end the services, but revised the issue during a special meeting Wednesday, March 6, at the Colfax Library.

Commissioners on the public hospital district board are expected to take up the issue again at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, during a meeting in the hospital administrative annex building on the medical campus at 1200 W. Fairview St. The meet...


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