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Attorney General and Department of Health Issue Notice of Public Informational Meeting Regarding the Affiliation of The Memorial Hospital to Care New England

The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) will hold a public informational meeting concerning the proposed affiliation of The Memorial Hospital.

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Attorney General and the Department of Health are each in receipt of expedited review initial applications for a hospital conversion filed by The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Southeastern Healthcare System, Inc, and Care New England Health System. The expedited review initial applications were accepted for review by HEALTH on April 4, 2013 and RIAG on April 15, 2013.

The public is invited to attend the public informational meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Joseph Jenks Junior High School, 350 Division Street, Pawtucket. Public comment will be accepted during the scheduled public informational meeting.

The public informational meeting is scheduled for:

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013

RIAG and HEALTH will also accept written comments. Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013, where practicable. Written comments may be submitted at the public informational meetings or may be forwarded to:

Jodi Bourque Health Care Advocate Office of Attorney General 150 South Main Street Providence, RI 02903

Michael Dexter Office of Health System Development Department of Health Three Capital Hill, Room 410 Providence, RI 02908

If accommodations are needed to ensure equal participation, please contact the Attorney General's Public Information Officer at (401) 274-4400 ext. 2234 at least three business days prior to the public information meeting.

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