Empty Carney building set to be demolished

A building on the Carney Hospital campus that once served as housing and offices for hospital administrators will be torn down this fall.

The structure, which sits adjacent to Dorchester Park at the southern end of the hospital campus, has been vacant for a number of years, according to Carney spokesperson Carter L. Jones.

“The building has fallen into a state of disrepair with structural issues that have raised safety concerns for the hospital,” said Jones. “As such, the determination was made to remove the building from the hospital’s campus.”

The demolition still must be permitted by the city. Jones said it is expected to be completed by the end of November.

“There is no immediate plan to replace the building with any structure,” he said. “The foundation will be filled in and grass will be planted overtop.”

The building was once used to house members of the Sisters of Charity, the order of Catholic nuns that ran the hospital until the Archdiocese of Boston took over in the 1990s. The hospital is now privately run by Steward Health Care.