OB unit inches to reopening

The reopening of the obstetrics unit at Alta Vista Regional Hospital is inching closer to fruition.

On Friday, hospital officials announced that two new OB/GYN providers have been hired and will soon start accepting patients.

Dr. Carol Kiesling and Dr. R. Eric Seward, both OB/GYN physicians, have joined the hospital medical staff.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kiesling and Dr. Seward to our medical staff, which means our community once again has local, convenient access to OB/GYN services,” Alta Vista CEO Chris Wolf said.