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Hospital board continues birthing services

COLFAX — Whitman Hospital and Medical will continue to offer obstetrics services while working with the state to meet abortion requirements.

In the public Whitman County Hospital District Commission meeting last night, Wednesday, March 20, four commissioners voted to continue obstetric services. Commissioner Kathy Wride abstained from the vote.

The meeting took place in the administrative annex at the hospital. Only about 10 people were allowed; many of those seats were occupied by hospital employees, forcing the public outside. A hospital employee blocked the door, preventing anyone who did n...


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