Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Cutting Services
Cuts are in store at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital as the company focuses on ensuring long-term viability. After February 7, the Urgent Care Walk-in Clinic will no longer see patients. March 31 is the last day the hospital and Women's and Children's Health Services will offer obstetric services. This will leave any expectant mothers in the area to look elsewhere to deliver their baby. Despite the loss of obstetric services, gynecology services will continue. A spokesperson for the hospital say these decisions weren't easy, but necessary given the economic factors over the last decade. The cuts will save the hospital more than $4 million a year. 9&10's Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Aaron Smith have more details on the changes.