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Philadelphia-area hospitals offer to take pregnant patients

Philadelphia Inquirer, March 25, 2009
There are at least three Philadelphia-area hospitals that are evidence that even in a region that has lost 17 maternity units since 1997—victims, hospitals say, of poor funding and high malpractice costs—there are still some welcoming beds for women in labor. The Temple University Health System announced Monday that it would close inpatient beds at Northeastern, which delivers about 1,800 babies a year, by July 1.