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Public Announcement Concerning a Proposed Health Care Project

New England Rehabilitation Services of Central Massachusetts, Inc. d/b/a Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital (“Applicant”) located at 189 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602 intends to file a Notice of Determination of Need (“Application”) with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a substantial capital expenditure by Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of Encompass Health (“Fairlawn”) located at 189 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602. This Application includes the following: (A) renovation of the existing physical plant, including the conversion of 25 multi-bed and semi-private rooms to private rooms and (B) construction of a 4-story addition to Fairlawn’s existing hospital facility that will contain the following: (1) 29 new private patient rooms, including one combined bariatric/negative-pressure isolation room on each patient care floor, (2) and a new entrance to the lobby with a canopy and an upgraded ambulance bay (collectively, the “Proposed Project”).  The number of licensed beds will not change as a result of the Proposed Project.   The total value of the Proposed Project based on the maximum capital expenditure is $42,514,011.  The Applicant does not anticipate any price or service impacts on the Applicant’s existing Patient Panel as a result of the Proposed Project. Any ten Taxpayers of Massachusetts may register in connection with the intended Application by no later than March 30, 2022 or 30 days from the Filing Date, whichever is later, by contacting the Department of Public Health, Determination of Need Program, 67 Forest Street, Marlborough, MA 01752 or (preferred).

View full announcement here.