WESTERLY - The Rhode Island Office of Attorney General and the Rhode Island Department of Health announced Tuesday that they will hold public informational meetings later this month concerning the proposed sale of Westerly Hospital to Lawrence & Memorial Corporation.
The public is invited to attend the public informational meetings scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, at the Westerly Middle School, 10 Sandy Hill Road, Westerly. Public comment will be accepted during the scheduled public informational meetings.
Two sessions will be held on March 27 - one from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the second from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The agencies will also accept written comment from members of the public until April 3 at 4 p.m.
Written comments may be submitted at the public informational meetings or may be mailed to:
Jodi Bourque, Health Care Advocate, Office of the Attorney General, 150 South Main St., Providence, R.I. 02903, or Michael Dexter, Office of Health System Development, Department of Health, 3 Capital Hill, Room 404, Providence, R.I. 02908.
Both departments have received requests for expedited review of the proposal. The separate expedited review initial applications were accepted for review on Jan. 29 and are available on the following websites:
Department of Health: http://www.health.ri.gov/programs/hospitalconversionsmerger/ 
Department of Attorney General: http://www.riag.ri.gov/civil/healthcare/reviews.php 
Those in need of accommodations to ensure equal participation, please contact the Attorney General’s Public Information Officer at 274-4400 ext. 2234 at least three business days prior to the public information meeting.