You are here

Closure of the Inpatient Maternity Unit

UMass Memorial Health and HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, like all providers in the Commonwealth, must adjust how we deliver care to our valued patients. Because maternity care is highly specialized, it has been challenging to consistently staff the unit despite our attempts to recruit and retain caregivers in that region. This, along with the declining number of deliveries at the hospital, has impacted the unit's ability to provide labor and delivery care to our patients. 

Effective September 23, the unit will be closed, and birthing patients will deliver at the Maternity Center at UMass Memorial Medical Center, located on the Memorial Campus at 119 Belmont Street in Worcester.

While the location of delivery will change, patients can continue to receive prenatal and postpartum as they always have through our local providers in the community.