Women’s Hospital in Greensboro may close, relocate

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- This year, 6,200 families grew inside Women's Hospital in Greensboro. Moses Cone Hospital officials are considering a recommendation that would close Women's Hospital.

Women's Hospital services would move to Moses Cone Hospital. Moses Cone Hospital leaders are expected to put this recommendation in front on the board next month.

"Women’s Hospital has a very unique culture and has very high patient satisfaction so whatever decision we make our intent is to preserve that culture," explains Judy Schanel, executive vice president of Acute Care Services with Moses Cone Hospital.

The relocation recommendation is the result of a year-long study involving physicians, board members, patients and patients' families. The research looked at renovation needs and options for the aging Women's Hospital.

"By relocating Women's to the Moses Cone campus it gives easier access to more specialty services. For example, a woman who is pregnant and has high blood pressure being able to have access to all the medical specialties dealing with high blood pressure in addition to your care for delivery of your baby and having that all in a singular location," explains Schanel.

No decisions have been made. Recommendations would have to get the board's approval as well as the states. If all went as planned the transition could be complete in 2019.

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