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Statement from the City regarding Former Memorial Hospital Site

Thank you to everyone that has reached out requesting the opening of Memorial Hospital as it relates to the Covid-19.

Since the closure of Memorial Hospital December of 2017, the City has continued to advocate for emergency medical services in Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley. Unfortunately, the City has no role to regulate hospitals, but it is our role to fight for the quality health services that our residents need and deserve.

In regard to the Covid-19 epidemic, we thank Governor Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health for their efforts and leadership throughout these challenging times. We have been in regular contact with RIDOH officials about the reopening of the former Memorial Hospital site. The City understands that they are currently considering a wide range of options when it comes to responding to the potential need for expanded access to care. The State needs to do what is best for this community.

If the State makes the decision to reopen the Memorial Hospital site for COVID-19, the Council and Administration are ready to help in any way that we can to get this done. We are here ready to support the Governor and the Rhode Island Department of Health as well as to advocate for the needs of our community.

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  • Press Release

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