Local Medical Center Closing Obstetrics Department

The obstetrics department at Dale Medical Center in Ozark will be closing.

Each year, hospital officials analyze services to determine what's working and what changes could be made.

Officials say closing the obstetrics department would not have that big of an impact.

Doctors say about 75 percent of the babies born to Dale County mothers are being delivered in other counties.

Officials made the decision Thursday during a board meeting.

The OB/GYN unit at Dale Medical will officially close August 31st.

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