Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside to cease maternity care

It will continue to be provided at the provider's Southside and Clay County hospitals.

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Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside hospital announced Jan. 18 that it will stop providing maternity care in March because of decreased demand.

Maternity care will continue to be offered at Ascension at St. Vincent’s Southside and Ascension at St. Vincent’s Clay County, it said in a news release.

Maternity services will be discontinued on March 19. 

Patients are being contacted individually. Patient care will be transferred to the Southside and Clay County hospitals.

The hospital administration is working with affected Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside employees to transfer them to open positions within the Ascension St. Vincent’s system.

Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside will continue to focus on heart care, neurosurgery and critical care.