Bonner General Health

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- With the news that Bonner General Health will close its labor and delivery department in May, one expectant mother living nearby says she doesn't know what she'll do, knowing she now has to travel over an hour to have her child delivered.

"If I go into labor while he's at work, that's 20 minutes home and another 45 minutes there. So you're just crossing your fingers that the baby is not born in the car again," said Leandra Wright. Her last baby was born on the side of a highway.


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