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Budget cuts will have minimal impact on patient services

MIT Medical, along with other departments at the Institute, has been asked to reduce spending by five percent over each of the next three fiscal years. While we have had to make minor changes in the way we deliver several of our services, these changes have been designed to have minimal impact on the majority of MIT Medical's patients:

  • Inpatient Unit to close for summer: Based on very low patient-utilization numbers, MIT Medical's inpatient unit will close for two months this summer, from mid-June to mid-August.
  • Late-night Urgent Care to close for summer: Again, based on patient utilization, MIT Medical's Urgent Care Service will be closed from 10 p.m. through 7:30 a.m. from mid-June to mid-August. Arrangements are being made to care for patients who might call or would otherwise have come in during these hours.
  • In-house acupuncture ends: In-house acupuncture will end as of June 30, 2009. Patients seeking acupuncture treatment for pain management and serious medical conditions will be referred to the New England School of Acupuncture.
  • Oral surgery patients to be referred to outside clinicians: Effective July 1, 2009, patients needing oral surgery will be referred to outside clinicians.

Feb. 19, 2009; updated May 18, 2009

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