Mass General Brigham has filed a $2 billion expansion plan with the Department of Public Health, which includes developing three outpatient clinics that would expand Mass General Brigham’s footprint into the wealthy suburban areas of Westborough, Woburn, and Westwood. The ambulatory services proposed to be offered at each location are already offered by lower-cost, high-quality community providers in these regions.
Increase the cost of care in our communities without increasing the quality of care for patients
Endanger Local Institutions
Threaten the financial viability of critical community healthcare institutions, resulting in reduced safety net care for our communities’ most vulnerable patients
Impair Health Equity
Worsen existing health disparities, and further negatively impact communities hardest hit by COVID-19
Provide a redundant and far more expensive array of services that already exist in our communities today
Jeopardize hundreds of essential local jobs
Mass General Brigham is a massive organization, with the dollars and connections to continue their mammoth expansion throughout the state. In order to combat their plans, the Coalition to Protect Community Care aims to uplift the voices of all of our members, and our membership needs to be far-reaching and multifaceted, including individuals from every corner of our communities.