Closed North Central Bronx Hospital maternity ward will reopen — in about nine months!

Oh, baby! Babies!

Following months of community outrage, North Central Bronx Hospital announced it will reopen its labor unit next summer.

The hospital's maternity ward had closed in August due to a lack of senior physicians, but it will return after the standard nine-month gestation period.

“We have recruited a first rate physician leader and we are beginning the process,” said hospital Vice President William Walsh, earning cheers from his staff.

About 10% of the borough's births took place each year at the North Central Bronx unit prior to its closure.

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