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Lawrence Memorial Hospital Cutting Services, Beds

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) is closing half of its inpatient beds and making other cost-cutting measures that will result in sixty-five people losing their jobs, according to The Boston Globe.

A hospital spokesperson said Hallmark Health is trying to place those people somewhere else in its system.

Alan Macdonald, Hallmark’s chief executive, said in an email to employees that the limited number of patients coming to LMH for medical, surgical, and intensive care is not financially sustainable, according to The Globe.

People who need those services will be directed to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital while LMH will continue to provide emergency services, urgent care, and outpatient services such as diabetes programs.

Read more in The Globe’s story.


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