Massachusetts hospital to cease inpatient services

Springfield, Mass.-based Baystate Health intends to discontinue inpatient services at Ware, Mass.-based Mary Lane Hospital June 1, according to The Republican.

The system is seeking state approval to transform Mary Lane Hospital into a regional center for outpatient services. Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer, Mass., would become a regional center for inpatient services.

Baystate announced its plan to discontinue inpatient services at Mary Lane Hospital last November, but the Massachusetts Department of Public Health only recently released the proposed date for the transition to occur.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday on the Baystate proposal, according to the report.

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