Duval County

Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside is ending birthing services at hospital

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside will be ending maternity care at the hospital starting March 19.

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Maternity care will continue to be provided at the Southside and Clay County campuses. The medical giant said that it will continue to meet the broader needs to the community by concentrating obstetrical and neonatal services at the two hospitals.

Ascension St. Vincent’s is contacting impacted patients individually to ensure the continuity of care at other area facilities, in consultation with their doctors. This includes the option to deliver at either the Southside or Clay County hospitals. Plans are also in place to work with impacted associates to determine potential opportunities for transitioning to open positions within the company.

Ascension St. Vincent’s said that this transition is the result of lowering maternity patient numbers at the Riverside campus and the increasing availability of alternative sites for this same care in the region.

To learn more about Ascension St. Vincent’s or the changes, visit www.healthcare.ascension.org.