Please Help Save Maternity Care in Rockbridge County! - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 04-04-2010, 03:18 PM - Thread Starter
mckinlt's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

This closure impacts the hospital and out of hospital birthing community.

A board meeting is being held at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital on Monday, April 5th at 12pm to discuss the closure of the labor & delivery unit. Concerned members of the community have organized a meeting on Monday, April 5th at 11am outside of Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital. The intention is to show community support for keeping maternity care services at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital open and to express our concerns. The event will be covered by the local news media, WSLS Channel 10 and the editors of both the Rockbridge Advocate & The News-Gazette have been contacted.

This is all happening very fast and so the community response must also be very fast, in order to make a difference. We are asking anyone who is able (mothers, fathers, babies, families- epscially those who have had births at Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital, concerned members of the community, & professionals) to show up on Monday to express your concerns and show your support. Also, home birth families in Rockbridge County please come to express your concerns about losing our local access to a higher level of maternity care when needed. This will have a big impact on the home birth community. If you are unable to make it on Monday, please consider contacting the CEO of Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital directly. Also please forward this email and share this important information with as many people as possible. Community support CAN make a difference!

Thomas William McNamara, President/CEO
Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital
1 Health Circle
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 458-3530

Local contact is:
Cassandra Perez, RN, BSN
[email protected]
(540) 462-7958

Thanks, Tammi

Woman, Wife, Midwife, and Homeschool Momma to Regan (97) and Braeden HBAC, 00) :
mckinlt is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 12,323

30 members and 12,293 guests
atlasmission , BirthFree , Boobiejuice , chispita , cloa513 , Deborah , fange , hillymum , jamesmorrow , joandsarah77 , judybean , kathymuggle , Lucee , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , momys1 , moominmamma , quiltermom , RollerCoasterMama , scheelimama , sciencemum , shantimama , Skippy918 , SoonToBe , specialistpi12 , thefragile7393 , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.