PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Lt. Governor McKee issued the following statement on potential changes to Rhode Island's healthcare system:
"I am glad that Brown University is opening up a discussion on locally-focused options for preserving our hospital system. Rhode Island residents need a solution that will protect industry talent and jobs and promote maintaining health services right here in our state.
Several months ago, I urged Rhode Island to explore all hospital-related options that would support our state's interests and prevent a brain and job drain from Rhode Island to neighboring states.
Brown University's announcement today is an encouraging development in the effort to find a way to best improve our healthcare system in Rhode Island."
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