No Deliveries: When Maternity Wards Close, Where Do Patients Go?

Event Date: Mar 27, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Sacramento, CA

Commission staff attended this event, drawing attention to the 29 California hospitals that have stopped labor and delivery services. This decision is based on several factors including decline in birth rates, staffing issues, high costs, and low reimbursement rates. The system has failed to address the needs of black women and birthing people, with an increased number of maternal deaths pre and post-delivery.