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FRAMINGHAM – Tufts Medical Center has discontinued its labor & delivery residency program with MetroWest Medical Center.

“We made the decision to discontinue our labor and delivery training agreement with MetroWest Medical Center (MWMC), effective January 19, 2023,” said a Tufts Medical spokesperson.

“We look forward to working with MWMC towards other OB/GYN partnerships, including in gynecology and prenatal care, as well as continuing our valued clinical education relationships in other specialties at MWMC,” said a Tufts Medical spokesperson.

Tenet Healthcare owns MetroWest Medical Center, which includes Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham.

SOURCE Reached out to Tenet Healthcare for a statement.

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“Tufts Medical Center has decided to transition MetroWest Medical Center from an obstetrics to a gynecology residency site.  The hospital is supporting Tufts Medicine on the transition and looks forward to continuing to support the training of gynecologists. The residency program transition will not affect the scope of women’s health and obstetrics services MetroWest provides to the community, “said the Tenet spokesperson.

Christmas weekend, MetroWest Medical Center/Framingham Union Hospital informed MetroWest fire department and ambulance providers to divert ambulances from the hospital as they Center was short staff in labor & delivery. That continued for three consecutive weekends.

In January, thee chair of the OB/GYN Department at MetroWest Medical Center Dr. Steven M. Solano announced he was stepping own.

Also this month, the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer announced he was leaving.

Soon afterwards, the hospital CEO – the 5th in as many years – announced he was leaving effective immediately.

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