The following is a public notice from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:
Notice is hereby given that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will conduct a hearing to permit comment on an application for Determination of Need filed on April 4, 2014 by Hallmark Health System, Inc. (“Hallmark”) a licensed hospital with the following campuses: Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, MA 02176, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, 170 Governors Avenue, Medford, MA 02155.
The application seeks a change in the corporate control of Hallmark. Specifically, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., 800 Boylston Street, Suite 1150, Boston, MA 02199 proposes to become the sole corporate member of Hallmark Health Corporation, the current sole member of Hallmark.
The hearing will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 commencing at 2:00 P.M at Tufts University, Barnum Hall, Room 008, 163 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155. Such hearing shall not be adjudicatory but shall be in the nature of a public forum for the presentation of any comments which may be relevant to consideration by the Department of the need for this project. Such hearing will be jointly conducted with the Division of Health Care Quality under M.G.L. c. 111 s 51G.
Persons wishing to make their views known may appear at the hearing or may submit written comments to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Determination of Need Program, 250 Washington Street, 6th floor, Boston, MA 02108. Written comments will be accepted up until 5:00 P.M. Monday, June 9, 2014.