Chronic care hospital; services provided; research on aging
Section 64B. The Cushing Hospital shall be maintained in the town of Framingham as a chronic care hospital, primarily to provide a comprehensive program of health care services to aging citizens. Subject to the provisions of section twenty-five B to twenty-five G, inclusive, such health care services are authorized to include long term chronic care; acute inpatient and outpatient care, including but not limited to medical, surgical, restorative, and rehabilitative services; dental services; skilled nursing care and intermediate care facility services; hospice services; congregate housing services; and home health services.
The Cushing Hospital may also engage in research into the causes and prevention of premature aging and the prevention and cure of diseases associated with aging individuals. Said hospital may develop educational programs for providers of health care and other services to the elderly, and for the general public, to improve the quality of such care and services received by the elderly. Said hospital may serve as a teaching facility for the education of highly skilled professionals in relevant areas of medicine and surgery.