Parents looking for inpatient care for their kids at Ascension Genesys Hospital will now find themselves heading to other hospitals outside of Grand Blanc.

Starting this fall the Grand Blanc hospital will no longer pediatric inpatient care. Starting in September, kids requiring a stay in the hospital will need to head to another hospital in the area.

US 103.1 FM logo
Get our free mobile app

According to reports, the medical center that's located just off I-75 will continue to provide emergency room triage and treatment to those younger patients as well as still provide outpatient surgical procedures. The change will mean that if those patients require admittance to the hospital for additional care they will be transferred to another facility.

Ascension notes that the changes will not affect those looking to deliver at the hospital and it will be business as usual in the Birthing Center and with all OB/GYN services currently provided.

So why the change? According to ABC-12, Ascension said the continued decline of pediatric patient volumes and the availability of other nearby hospitals that can treat those patients factored into the decision. They also noted that those employees affected by the change in service will be offered other jobs in the hospital.

Genesee County has 3 main hospitals in the area to serve patients with McLaren and Hurley Medical Center joining Ascension in providing care. Hurley Children's Hospital has already served as the go-to for the intense needs of kids in the area having the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

LOOK: Things from the year you were born that don't exist anymore

The iconic (and at times silly) toys, technologies, and electronics have been usurped since their grand entrance, either by advances in technology or breakthroughs in common sense. See how many things on this list trigger childhood memories—and which ones were here and gone so fast you missed them entirely.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.




More From US 103.1 FM