Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 4:28 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2023 at 5:44 PM CDT
SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - Baptist Health announced Wednesday they are ending obstetrician programs at Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Princeton Baptist Medical Center.
City leaders say this decision won’t affect emergency situations – you’ll still get the same urgent care.
Alabaster City Administrator Brian Binzer said, “We all live in Birmingham our citizens live in the Birmingham metro area so they do have options and they can plan accordingly to that.” He went on to say, “It definitely is a bump in the road, and it’s something that is disappointing, but we will carry on and continue to support our medical community.”
Maternity services will remain available at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Walker Baptist Medical Center.
WBRC reached out to Brookwood Baptist and they provided the following statement:
This decision also affects people in Chilton County who will now have a longer drive to get the maternity services they need.
October 25 is the last day obstetrical care will be provided at those facilities.
WBRC asked Brookwood Baptist more about the change. A Brookwood Baptist Health Spokesperson provided us with the following statement: