Doctors Won't Deliver Babies At Geneva General

Will birth certificates be issued in Geneva later this year?

The obstetricians who work for Finger Lakes Medical Associates have decided to stop delivering babies at Geneva General Hospital on May 1st.

Doctor Stephanie Ahmed and Associates CEO Lew Irwin tell Finger Lakes News Radio it's a matter of safety and not money. The two sat down with News Director Joe Nittler to explain their thinking.

In addition to financial help Finger Lakes Health offered assistance with recruiting.

Yesterday, Finger Lakes Health emailed a release  that said Geneva General could face "an impending crisis in Obstetrical care." They have gotten word that the OB doctors with Finger Lakes Medical Associates may decide to move their obstetrics practice to Newark-Wayne Hospital.

The release says "This action has been unofficially communicated to us, and is being considered despite Geneva General Hospital's substantial offer of short and long term financial support to provide appropriate care and to keep babies being born at Geneva General Hospital." 



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