Filling rural NC’s maternal health care desert

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRovenEight women — three OB-GYNs, three nurse midwives, one gynecologist and one nurse practitioner — comprise the maternity unit at Mission Hospital McDowell. In the 18-county region that makes up western North Carolina, the McDowell County facility is one of just eight hospitals where someone can deliver a baby.To fill the gaps in … Continue reading Filling rural NC’s maternal health care desert