Mount Sinai Hospital plans to recruit as many local doctors as possible to fill the 60 positions at its proposed medical facility at Lawrence's Number Six School, according to an attorney for the developer.
Simone Development Companies, whose $12.5 million bid for the former school was accepted by the Lawrence Board of Education, will build a multi-specialty practice for the hospital if a public referendum on March 20 goes in their favor. Qualified physicians who agree to work there would merge their practices with Mount Sinai, said Benjamin Weinstock, an attorney for Simone. In addition, about 150 support staff positions will be available, and the hospital hopes to fill as many as possible with Five Towns residents.
“They want it to be by the community, for the community,” Weinstock said.
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Mount Sinai is a top-rated hospital on U.S. News and World Reports rating list, with a number 2 ranking for geriatrics, number 7 for gastroenterology and number 10 for cardiology and heart surgery.
In addition to hosting public forums about its plan, Simone plans to hold information sessions for local doctors. Private meetings will also be held with immediate neighbors of Number Six School.