The Trinity Health-owned hospital in Stafford joins several other rural CT hospitals in seeking to cut back on maternity and other services.
The proposed decision gives hope to those fighting to keep birthing services in their community. But it’s not final yet.
In CT, rural hospitals have shut down intensive care and labor-and-delivery services as their health systems have consolidated operations.
Long-term hospital suspensions aren’t currently regulated under state law. The state budget bill could change that.
Small businesses and nonprofits in CT are weighing how generous they can be with health benefits against the solvency of their business.
Proposed legislation offers a path to closing loopholes that allow CT hospitals to cut services without obtaining state approval.
People in more rural parts of CT face fewer birthing options as hospitals move to suspend labor and delivery services.