BOSTON, MA — With the House of Representatives’ budget deliberations now in the rearview, legislators across the state find themselves sizing up their individual wins and losses when it comes to the over hundreds of budget amendments that were submitted for consideration, few of which ended up in the final budget. Among this small number of adopted amendments was an important amendment which affects Tewksbury Hospital directly, filed by Representative Miceli.
Representative Miceli’s amendment guarantees that Tewksbury Hospital’s number of hospital beds will not be in jeopardy in the coming year by protecting the hospital’s bed count from any form of budget cut. It is common practice when making budget cuts for state hospital beds to be one of the first areas targeted. Because of this, Representative Miceli filed this amendment in a move that he characterizes as “a precautionary measure.”
“Everyone who has lived in Tewksbury, Wilmington or any part of Middlesex County knows of the positive impact Tewksbury Hospital has on the surrounding towns that benefit from its world class services and treatments,” said Miceli. “In addition to these services, it supplies the region with hundreds of great careers. This amendment is crucial in allowing Tewksbury Hospital to continue its mission day in and day out, and I’m proud to have helped by filing it and making sure it was adopted into the final budget.”
(NOTE: The above press release is from State Rep. Jim Miceli’s Office.)
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