Lockney hospital to stop delivering babies

Lockney hospital to stop delivering babies

LOCKNEY, TX (KCBD) - Mangold Memorial Hospital in Lockney will no longer have a labor and delivery unit.

Administrators say a decrease in deliveries, along with mandatory safety guidelines, caused them to make this tough decision.

In a statement released to the Floyd County Hesperian Beacon, administrators say they've informed hospitals in Plainview and Lubbock about their decision, and plans are in place to care for patients.

But, leaders say in an emergency, the hospital will be prepared to provide care.

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