Mayor Donald R. Grebien continues to work with Governor Raimondo, Central Falls Mayor Diossa and Care New England to ensure the City and its residents are protected and have access to quality health care services.
The Mayor requested that the Department of Health place conditions on Care New England-Memorial Hospital, including:
This week, Care New England made commitments to comprehensive health care services in the outpatient clinical setting, walk-in clinic services, and x-rays, mammograms and phlebotomy services. They are also in the process of retaining the license for residency services with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. However, time commitments and the length of services needs to be addressed.
“I am pleased to see an outline of Care New England’s commitments to keep services in Pawtucket for our residents” said Mayor Grebien. “I am also glad to see them working with the nurses and health professionals to retain their jobs. However, we still have work to do to ensure that these commitments become reality and the quality care remains here.”
As the regulatory agency, the Department of Health is reviewing Care New England’s application for a reverse certificate of need for hospital closure at Memorial Hospital, as well as the transfer of their primary care services currently provided under Memorial Hospital's license to Kent Hospital's license. The Department also has the authority to impose the final conditions.
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