Blue Hill Obstetrics Department to Close 

It’s a tough loss for the folks in the Blue Hill area.Officials at Blue hill Memorial Hospital say financial problems are forcing them to close the obstetrics department.Last month, the board of trustees voted to close the department as part of an economic turnaround plan unless 600-thousand dollars could be raised to keep it open.Supporters raised a large amount of money, but they fell short of the goal.Interim CEO, Doctor Erik Steele says “it’s especially difficult to announce this closure given the tremendous efforts to save the program”.The unit is scheduled to close at the end of May.