Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Healthcare Enterprises, LLC

Notice is hereby given that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will conduct a public hearing to permit comment on an application for Determination of Need filed on December 22, 2014 by Healthcare Enterprises, LLC, a joint venture of UMass Memorial Health Care Inc. and Shields Health Care Group. The application seeks to develop a nine operating room ambulatory surgery center to be located at 151 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. The hearing will be held on Monday, March 16, 2015  commencing at 2:00 P.M at the Town of Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. If, due to inclement weather, Shrewsbury Public Schools are closed during the day of March 16, 2015, the hearing will be postponed until Monday, March 23, 2015 at the above location and time. Information about the status of the hearing may be obtained by calling 617-753-7340 on the hearing date. 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. 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, and 99 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111. Written comments will be accepted up until 5:00 P.M. Thursday, March 26, 2015 (or April 2, 2015 if meeting is postponed). Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations at the hearing should contact the Town Manager’s office (508-841-8508) in advance of the meeting date.

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