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Oak Valley says finances may prompt end of maternity ward
Modesto Bee

Tight finances could force Oak Valley Hospital out of the business of delivering babies. The hospital’s governing board this month will consider closing the six-bed maternity ward, perhaps as soon as July 1. The unit loses about $750,000 a year, mainly because of inadequate payments for Medi-Cal patients, said John McCormick, the hospital’s chief executive officer.