September 9, 2020

LEGAL NOTICE: Public Announcement Concerning a Proposed Health Care Project

Steward Health Care System LLC ("Applicant") located at 1900 N. Pearl Street, Suite 2400, Dallas, TX 75201, intends to file a Notice of Determination of Need ("Application") with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for a substantial change in service by Morton Hospital ("Hospital") located at 88 Washington Street, Taunton, MA 02780. This Application is for renovation of the Hospital to add a 32-bed Level 4 Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Unit for substance use disorder treatment ("Proposed Project"). The total value of the Proposed Project based on the maximum capital expenditure is $6,807,000.00. 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 October 18, 2020 or 30 days from the Filing Date, whichever is later, by contacting the Department of Public Health, Determination of Need Program, 250 Washington Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.