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The July monthly meeting of the Public Health Council included two Determination of Need (DON) requests followed by a series of informational presentations from DPH subject matter experts.

First, the Council took up a DON request from Sunbridge Healthcare, LLC for a substantial capital expenditure in order to construct a 120-bed skilled nursing facility in Dracut. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the request.

Next, the Council considered a DON request from Milford-Franklin Eye Center, LLC for a proposed transfer of ownership which would allow the acquisition of Cataract Surgery Center of Milford. The Council voted to approve the request.

The Council then heard a series of updates from DPH subject matter experts on public health issues facing the Commonwealth, including:

 

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