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Mayor Grebien and the Memorial Hospital Trust Advisory Committee announce Request for Information of Plans to Provide Critical Health Care Services

Application Process Open through March 8, 2021

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and the Memorial Hospital Trust Advisory Committee are pleased to announce a Request for Information (RFI) process for non-profit organizations to submit plans to provide critical health care services that are not currently met in the community due to the closure of Memorial Hospital.

The Committee was created by the City of Pawtucket, with the approval of Bank of America (BOA) Trustees, to ensure that a trust fund created to oversee charitable donations made to Pawtucket Memorial Hospital will continue to benefit the residents of Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley. The RFI, posted on the City of Pawtucket website, is open to qualified Rhode Island Section 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that submit projects in accordance with the guidelines provided.

“I want to thank the diverse community members that made up the Memorial Hospital Trust Committee for their diligent work in moving this RFI forward for the benefit of the residents of Pawtucket and the greater Blackstone Valley,” said Mayor Grebien. “This is an opportunity for our community to have a voice in how these remaining trust funds can be used to benefit those in need who lost health care options with the closure of Memorial Hospital.”

“The City looks forward to receiving many applications from our community partners and their visions on how to provide much needed health care related services to our residents. It is important to use these funds in keeping with the intent of the trustees and donors of helping our most vulnerable members of society,” said Mayor Grebien.

The application period will open on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12 p.m. and will run until Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Click here to obtain the Request for Information application.

In addition, there will be two Informational/Q&A sessions via ZOOM on Tuesday February 16th at 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Interested applicants can receive instructions in the RFI packet on how to participate in the informational ZOOM meetings by contacting Carlos Lopez Estrada, Deputy Director of Administration, at 401-728-0500 x 281 or via email at


Press Release


About the Committee:

The Committee is composed of diverse stakeholders from around the city and the Blackstone Valley, along with medical and legal experts, to work closely in an advisory capacity with those officials from Bank of America who are serving as the trustees of these funds.


Community Health and Health Systems Impact Assessment Related to the Closure of Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island (MHRI) Report (John Snow Inc.)

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