Inequities in health care system endanger pregnant women and babies in Trenton

Health commissioner Judy Persichilli called Trenton a labor and delivery desert in recent budget hearing

Another health battle has been brewing in the state capital. Trenton’s largest hospital — Capital Health Regional Medical Center — closed its labor and delivery unit because the hospital reported so few people were using the services. Since then, residents have complained of the void the closure has left, as well as having few options within reasonable traveling distance to deliver their babies.

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