DPH Postpones Public Hearing Today On the Proposed Closure of Pediatric Unit at Steward Morton Hospital in Taunton

Apr 19, 2013, 11:56 ET from Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United


Events in Greater Boston Surrounding Manhunt for Suspect in Marathon Bombing Drive Decision New Date for Hearing Yet to Be Determined.

TAUNTON, Mass., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to events surrounding the manhunt for a suspect in the Marathon bombing, the Department of Public Health has announced that it will postpone the public hearing, scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Taunton Public Library concerning a controversial plan by Cerberus-Steward Health Care to close its Level II 13-bed Pediatric Unit.  A new date for the hearing has not been set at this time. We will keep the media posted when the hearing is rescheduled. 

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