City seeks waiver to direct rescue runs to local clinics in wake of Memorial closure

DIFFICULT PREDICAMENT: Dr. John Miskovsky, an internist in Pawtucket who served on the Memorial Hospital medical executive committee, says the patients of his private practice are finding it difficult to care for their health without nearby hospital services following the closure of ­Memorial Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
DIFFICULT PREDICAMENT: Dr. John Miskovsky, an internist in Pawtucket who served on the Memorial Hospital medical executive committee, says the patients of his private practice are finding it difficult to care for their health without nearby hospital services following the closure of ­Memorial Hospital. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
CharterCARE Health Partners remains hopeful of its bid to restore the recently shuttered Memorial Hospital emergency room, but Pawtucket officials may try for a state waiver allowing some rescue runs to be directed to local clinics rather than to Providence to keep care speedy and local, while relieving pressure on other facilities. The impact of…

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