Statement Regarding Public Health Council Vote - 10.20.16

"We are disappointed that the Public Health Council voted today to allow the Boston Children's Hospital's $1 billion expansion plan to move forward without any substantive or credible analysis of the consequences. 

This massive project would increase the price of hospital care, reduce competition, and expose Massachusetts consumers and taxpayers to untold millions of dollars in additional heath care costs. It would also destroy a beautiful, unique therapeutic healing garden that has given give solace to generations of sick children and their families.

The supporters of the Prouty Garden will appeal this decision and look forward to a fair hearing absent political pressures that clearly influenced this decision today."