Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Tufts Medical Center

Notice is hereby given that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will conduct a hearing to permit public comment on an application for Determination of Need filed on May 16, 2014 by Tufts Medical Center, Inc. (“Tufts”), a licensed hospital located at 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, with respect to a change of ownership of the hospital. Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc., the sole corporate member of Tufts, proposes to form a new entity with Circle Health, Inc., the sole corporate member of Lowell General Hospital, Inc.(“LGH”) located at 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Tufts Circle Health, Inc. will become the parent corporation of both Tufts and LGH. The hearing will be held on Thursday July 31, 2014 commencing at 2:00 P.M at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2nd Floor, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108. The hearing will 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. The 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 DPH.DoN@massmail.state.ma.us or to 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. Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Lowell General Hospital

Notice is hereby given that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will conduct a hearing to permit public comment on an application for Determination of Need filed on May 16, 2014 by Lowell General Hospital (“LGH”), a licensed hospital located at 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854, with respect to a change of ownership of the hospital. Circle Health, Inc., the sole corporate member of LGH, proposes to form a new entity with Tufts Medical Center Parent, Inc., the sole corporate member of Tufts Medical Center (“Tufts”) located at 750 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111. Tufts Circle Health, Inc. will become the parent corporation of both LGH and Tufts. The hearing will be held on Wednesday July 30, 2014 commencing at 2:00 P.M at UMass Lowell in the O’Leary Library, 2nd Floor, 61 Wilder Street, Lowell, MA 01854. The hearing will 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. The 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 DPH.DoN@massmail.state.ma.us or to 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, August 11, 2014.


This information is provided by the Determination of Need (DoN) within the Department of Public Health.