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Published on July 12, 2013

Collaboration Keeps Patients Closer to Home for Care

Albany Medical Center and CentraCare Clinic – Women & Children in St. Cloud are working together to provide prenatal and obstetrical care for women before, during and after pregnancy and delivery.

Now, expectant mothers can choose to see their primary care provider in Albany for most of their prenatal care, deliver at St. Cloud Hospital and return to Albany for ongoing health care for mom and baby.

The providers have worked together to identify key times during a pregnancy when patients will travel to St. Cloud to see a CentraCare obstetrician who specializes in pregnancy and delivery and when they will see their local provider in Albany.

Discussions about this collaboration began after Albany Area Hospital & Medical Center elected to discontinue delivery services in January 2013. This arrangement allows for patients to have local prenatal care and the highest level of care available to them for the delivery of their baby.

If you would like to interview a current patient who is part of this collaborative or want more information, please call Deb Paul at (320) 229-5199, ext. 71385.

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