OHS denies Sharon Hospital’s most recent appeal to close L&D
Sharon Hospital
Bridget Starr Taylor

OHS denies Sharon Hospital’s most recent appeal to close L&D

SHARON — Connecticut’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has denied Sharon Hospital’s appeal of its final decision mandating that the hospital maintain its Labor and Delivery Unit.

OHS released a Final Decision on the question of Sharon Hospital’s application for a Certificate of Need (CON) to terminate labor and delivery services at the hospital.

In response, Sharon Hospital filed a petition requesting to appeal the final decision Feb. 20. The petition reiterated arguments that the Hospital, owned by Nuvance Health, had made in its appeal of OHS’s Proposed Final Decision Oct. 18, 2023.

In response to the hospital’s petition, OHS released a two-sentence letter signed by Deirdre Gifford, OHS’s executive director, Monday, March 11.

The second sentence reads, “Having reviewed and given due consideration to the Applicant’s submission, the Petition for Reconsideration is hereby DENIED.”

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