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HYMC to transition labor and delivery care to Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua

Collaborative agreement with Marshfield Clinic will ensure current operations and smooth transition of services starting Monday, June 15


June 12, 2020


Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension Wisconsin, and Marshfield Clinic Health System are working together to transition labor and delivery services in the Lakeland community. 

Starting 8 a.m. Monday, June 15, labor and delivery services will be available at Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua, 9576 Highway 70 West in Minocqua. 

Earlier this year, a collective decision was made that it would be in the best interest of the community for Howard Young Medical Center to transition labor and delivery services in the Lakeland area to Marshfield Clinic Medical Center-Minocqua, where they will be available to obstetrics patients starting at 8 a.m. June 15.

“We are pleased to work together to ensure a positive patient experience for our community’s expectant mothers during this transition,” said Laurie Oungst, chief administrative officer of Howard Young Medical Center.  

Howard Young Medical Center’s labor and care delivery unit will continue to operate until 8 a.m. June 15.  

“The birth of a child is a momentous occasion in a family’s life,” said Dr. Michael Schaars, vice president of medical affairs, Marshfield Medical Center- Minocqua. “Our organizations are committed to ensuring expectant mothers receive the care they deserve throughout their childbirth journey.”

The Marshfield Clinic Medical Center-Minocqua birthing center will provide growing Northwoods families access to private rooms for labor and delivery, and a dedicated C-section room for planned or urgent deliveries.

Established Ascension Wisconsin patients will continue to have the option of delivering at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. The Birth Center at Ascension St. Mary’s provides family-centered labor, delivery, postpartum and newborn care for high- and low-risk pregnancies and infants.


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