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Despite assurances, new ordinance, Havre de Grace residents remain concerned about hospital closing

Despite assurances, new ordinance, Havre de Grace residents remain concerned about hospital closing

Concerns about the future of local health care remain among Havre de Grace residents as the state reviews the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s plans to close their city’s Harford Memorial Hospital and replace it with a medical center that some residents fear would offer significantly fewer services.

The City of Havre de Grace has responded to some of those concerns with Ordinance 996, a series of proposed changes to the section of its zoning code which include a requirement that Upper Chesapeake Health’s proposed free-standing medical facility near Bulle Rock be designed and built in a manner that it can be converted to a general hospital in the future.

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