The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) and the Department of Attorney General (RIAG) today announce that the Hospital Conversion Application submitted by Steward Health Care and Landmark Medical Center has been deemed complete.
HEALTH and RIAG will now start the formal review and evaluation of the application, and have 180 days to complete this step of the process.
The two Departments received the initial application on October 14, 2011. The initial application was deemed incomplete and the applicants' deadline to submit missing information was January 11, 2012.
"Today's announcement signals the completion of this phase of the process", said Director of Health, Michael Fine, MD. "It also highlights the success of a collaborative approach; recognizing the importance of healthcare jobs to the Woonsocket community and the availability of accessible and affordable health services in northern Rhode Island."