D.C. orders hos­pi­tal to sus­pend baby de­liv­er­ies, pre­na­tal care

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON — The De­part­ment of Health in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., has or­dered a hos­pi­tal to stop de­liv­er­ing ba­bies and of­fer­ing pre­na­tal care for the next 90 days.

The Wash­ing­ton Post re­ported Tues­day that dis­trict of­fi­cials de­clined to say what prompted the sus­pen­sion at United Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

But the hos­pi­tal is im­ple­ment­ing a plan to im­prove those ser­vices. Health de­part­ment spokesman Tom Lal­ley said the agency was lim­ited in what it could say about li­cens­ing de­ci­sions.

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