This announcement is an update to the November 20 press release about the public meeting that the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is holding on Monday, November 27th regarding Memorial Hospital. In addition to gathering public comment on Care New England's application to close the emergency department at Memorial Hospital, RIDOH will also gather public comment on Care New England's application to transfer the primary care services currently provided under Memorial Hospital's license to Kent Hospital's license. RIDOH received the complete application regarding the transfer of primary care services from Care New England today.
The meeting will be held at Lyman B. Goff Middle School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The address of Lyman B. Goff Middle School is 974 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
The purpose of the meeting will be to allow the public to provide input on the potential effects on the community of these changes. RIDOH officials at the meeting will not be able to answer questions about the applications. Copies of the applications to close the emergency department and to transfer the primary care services to Kent Hospital's license can be found online.
In addition to speaking at this meeting, members of the public can submit written comment. Written comment can be submitted in person on November 27th or it can be submitted via email or postal mail until December 11th to Paula Pullano, Rhode Island Department of Health; 3 Capitol Hill, Room 410; Providence, RI 02908 | Paula.Pullano@health.ri.gov.