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New Year's Resolutions

The dawn of a new year means new beginnings, celebrating the start of new lives. But this year some communities couldn't welcome their Baby New Year.

Hartford HealthCare (HHC) executives have closed the maternity ward at Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH), sending expectant mothers far away to deliver their babies.

No Room At The Inn

Local community hospitals are slowly being taken over by larger healthcare chains, like Hartford HealthCare (HHC). In turn, that's started a nationwide trend of 'healthcare deserts' where critical services are lacking in rural areas and other underserved regions.

In early 2020, HHC executives closed the maternity ward at Windham Community Memorial Hospital (WCMH), sending expectant mothers far away to deliver their babies. The dangerous journey has proven to be difficult for too many families in the Quiet Corner. 

Bring Back the Maternity Ward

Hartford HealthCare has gotten rid of the maternity ward at Windham Hospital and now residents must go to Norwich, Manchester or Hartford. This puts the women and their babies at risk.

Help us tell Hartford HealthCare not to value money over human life.

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