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Concord, MA, hospital won't quit life support

Boston Globe, December 8, 2008

Many hospitals have stopped providing emergency response advanced life support, ceding the job to local fire departments or private ambulance services. But not Concord, MA-based Emerson Hospital. The 177-bed facility is working to make sure its own emergency team is ready to answer the call for residents of Concord and the dozen communities closest to it—despite the heavy financial burden as reimbursement from health insurance companies has dramatically declined.