DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Flowers Hospital will soon discontinue its in-patient pediatric service, according to a release.
The release states that recently, Flowers has seen a shift in pediatric care with more children needing emergency and outpatient services. This includes same-day surgery, diagnostic tests, and imaging studies.
The hospital also said fewer children require an overnight stay at the facility.
As such, it will discontinue inpatient pediatric services in December 2020.
“Our local medical community has done a tremendous job caring for pediatric patients and are often able to offer treatment options outside of an inpatient hospital setting,” said Jeff Brannon, Flowers Hospital CEO. “Given the steady numbers of children requiring emergency and outpatient care, we believe we should devote more resources in those areas. We continue to maintain our strong, long-term relationships with other facilities that specialize in children’s care, including Children’s of Alabama, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital, and Sacred Heart Hospital, and we want our local families to know that we are, and will continue to be, committed to caring for the children of our community.”