Page 4 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 1, 2019 Middlesex Sheriff’s Offi ce announces upcoming corrections offi cer exam S cer-entrance-exam. The exam will be administered on Saturday, March 30 and there is no charge to sit for the exam. “The Middlesex Sheriff ’s Ofing to take the written examination must register before 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019, by going to https:// www.middlesexsheriff .org/human-resources/news/registration-2019-mso-correction-offi - fi ce has a proud and storied history – one which we continue to build on with new and innovative initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism and enhancing public safety,” said Koutoujian. “If you’re someone looking to make a diff erence and serve your community, I encourage you to apply for our upcoming 43rd Basic Training Academy.” In addition to the written exam, candidates must pass a physical fi tness test and criminal background check as well as psychological and medical examinations before being selected to participate in the 12week basic training academy. All applicants must be 21          •   •   •          years of age, a resident of Massachusetts by the date of the exam and be legally eligible to work in the United States in compliance with MEMORIAL | FROM PAGE 1 longer receive care where they want it, hospital offi cials have stressed that the other available emergency departments, which are 2 to 6 miles from Lawrence Memorial, are better equipped to handle most emergencies. The closure coincides with a decision by the City Council to have the Public Safety Committee review the city’s response times to emergency calls. According to data collected by concerned residents, over the past two years response times to some emergencies have ranged from eight to 13 minutes. 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Cake, soda, paper goods, 20 tokens for birthday person plus 100 Redemption Tickets and a gift from Roller World. in one of our private BP Rooms. federal law. Applicants must also have a high school degree or equivalent certifi cate and possess a valid motor vehicle license. A bachelor’s degree and/or prior experience in law enforcement or security is preferred. Established in 1692, the MSO provides care, custody and control for individuals housed at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction in Billerica, and partners with law enforcement agencies on every level of government. During Koutoujian’s tenure the MSO has the Malden Fire Department has the necessary resources to cope with emergency calls, particularly now that fi rst responders will have to travel farther to emergency departments. But the shift of emergency cases to other facilities isn’t the only issue that has raised concerns in Malden. Some see similarities in the decision to close Lawrence Memorial’s ER with Hallmark Health’s decision to close Malden Hospital back in 1990. “This kind of reminds me of Malden Hospital when they started to make some changes and their ultimate goal was to close the facility,” said Ward 2 Councillor Paul Condon during a discussion about Lawrence Memorial earlier this year. Ward 3 Councillor John Matheson urged public officials to keep a close watch on Wellforce and its plan to avoid another hospital closure which would leave another abandoned building sitting on a parcel of land that would need remediation. Some Medford offi cials have suggested that the decline of heriff Peter J. Koutoujian has announced that the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) is now accepting applications for its newest class of corrections offi cers. Those interested in applybeen recognized with a series of national accolades, including being named a Center of Innovation by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) for its Medication Assisted Treatment And Directed Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) program, and being selected by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation as one of three national pilot sites for the Data Driven Justice (DDJ) Project. To read a full list of qualifi cations and register for the exam, please visit www.middlesexsheriff .org. ER visits to Lawrence Memorial is due to the hospital’s decision to streamline inpatient services, which has caused patients to make other choices. But hospital offi cials have said emergency visits are down at hospitals throughout the region. Still, both Malden and Medford have been seeing steady residential growth that will increase the need for emergency services. Offi cials from MelroseWakefi eld Healthcare and Wellforce have said that the new urgent care center is a more effi cient and better meets the needs of the communities served by the hospital. Since its launch in 2014, Wellforce, which includes Lowell General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and MelroseWakefi eld Hospital, has saved $50 million by consolidating services. The organization recently acquired Home Health, which provides home healthcare for residents in northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Wellforce now includes roughly 3,000 physicians and 12,000 employees and has reached $1.7 billion in revenue.

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