Seton Williamson OB/GYN, neonatal units closing

Seton Medical Center Williamson (file image)
Seton Medical Center Williamson (file image)

ROUND ROCK (KXAN) — Staff and resource cuts at a Round Rock clinic are forcing Seton Medical Center Williamson to temporarily close its OB/GYN and neonatal units.

Lone Star Circle of Care has closed its OB/GYN clinic in Round Rock, and that will mean fewer referrals to Seton Medical Center Williamson, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Hospital administrators are working on a transition plan, and officials say pending deliveries will be handled at Seton Williamson until its enactment. Mothers who expected to deliver their baby at the Round Rock hospital will be able to give birth at other Seton Healthcare locations.

Officials say staff within the OB/GYN and neonatal units will be relocated to units within Seton Medical Center Williamson and other Seton Healthcare Family hospitals in the greater Austin area.

The hospital hopes to find a new partner so it can resume OB/GYN and neonatal operations in the coming weeks.

KXAN’s news partners at Community Impact News report Lone Star Circle of Care laid off a total of 185 employees in May.

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