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The June monthly meeting of the Public Health Council featured a vote on one Determination of Need (DoN) request and a pair of informational presentations from DPH leadership.

First, the Council took up a DoN request from Natick Surgery Center LLC for a substantial change in service to develop a licensed ambulatory surgery center in Natick. Following a discussion, the Council voted to approve the request.

Next, the Council heard an informational presentation from the DPH Bureau of Community Health and Prevention on the launch of the Department’s new Public Health Information Tool (PHIT).

Finally, staff from the Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality provided an overview of Serious Reportable Events at Massachusetts health care facilities in 2018.

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