Each year the New Year’s baby, the girl or boy born first after midnight on New Year’s Eve, is announced at area hospitals. Now it's time for the last baby to be born at Geneva General Hospital.
Next Monday, Geneva General will discontinue obstetrical care and gynecological surgeries.The closing of the Family Birth Center at Geneva General Hospital comes six weeks after Finger Lakes Medical Associates decided to move their work to Wayne County.
Starting this month the Finger Medical Associates, the only private medical practice in Geneva preforming deliveries and female surgeries at GGH, is moving to the Newark Wayne Hospital.
In March, citing the loss of doctors and concerns over patient safety, Doctors Stephanie Ahmed, James Hight, and Stephen Achilles announced they were leaving Geneva General.
Recent babies born at the Birth Center at Geneva General Hospital- Facebook
Over 20 other employees of the Birth Center will take comparable jobs at Geneva General.
Finger Lakes Medical Associates delivered over 600 babies in Geneva last year.
Finger Lakes Health officials say they are continuing to study options for the birth center.
Finger Lakes Medical Associates Announce Move
Geneva General / Finger Lakes Health Response to Announcement