Malden Hospital owners MelroseWakefield Healthcare, a subsidiary of Tufts-Wellforce formerly known as Hallmark Health, notified Malden Mayor Gary Christenson and Medford Mayor Stephanie Muccini Burke by letters dated September 5, 2019 from CEO Sue Sandberg:
“that we have concluded our relationship with the Fellsmere Housing Group and will no longer be pursuing their proposal for the site, as we have seen and heard neighbors’ concerns around density and traffic.”
“We are evaluating options for future use of the site and we will re-engage with the community and initiate dialogue as we move forward. We will share details as they become available and remain dedicated as an organization to providing our patients and families with high-quality and compassionate healthcare in our communities.”
“Our longstanding relationship with our communities is of great importance to us as a growing community healthcare provider committed to improving access to quality healthcare locally. As a member of Wellforce, we are seeing the transformative changes we can offer locally and regionally in promoting the health and well-being of our communities.”
"We look forward to working collaboratively with you and our neighbors on the future of the Malden Hospital site.”
Recent articles and posts from Patch, the Malden Gazette and the Malden Advocate have reported on this development thus far, in addition to the Advocate's article on our public presentation with Boston Architectural College at Beebe School from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2nd.
We are encouraged that the collaboration of the Cities of Malden and Medford, MelroseWakefield Healthcare, and Malden and Medford residents is growing to continue the legacy of the Malden Hospital site in serving the health and wellness needs and overall quality of life of our communities.