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Brewster hospital to consider cuts in ER, other services

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BREWSTER — Officials at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster will consider offering only non-emergency surgery, and losing the ability to treat patients with life-threatening injuries.

No decisions have been made about whether the hospital will drop from a Trauma Level 4 to a Trauma Level 5, resulting in an emergency room designed to stabilize and transfer all patients who come in with a condition serious enough to die.

That change will be among several considerations that are now on the…

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