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07/12/2019

The Seacoast Healthcare Initiative

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Exeter Health Resources, and Massachusetts General Hospital have completed an agreement to form a new, New Hampshire-based, not-for-profit health network that will serve as the parent company for both Seacoast hospitals and will be part of the Mass General family.

The agreement is now pending regulatory approval, which could take several months. During that time, Exeter Hospital and Wentworth-Douglass will hold public forums to hear feedback on the proposed affiliation from their communities and hospital leaders will visit with local and charitable organizations, business groups and community leaders to provide more information.

We believe this Seacoast healthcare initiative will develop more expansive access to local, cost-effective and innovative healthcare services that would not be achievable for one hospital alone. Backed by the world-class clinical care and resources of Mass General, stronger, more advanced and more comprehensive care would be available to patients in the Seacoast.

Since joining Mass General in 2017, Wentworth-Douglass has already started bringing more specialized care to the region. In cardiac care we now offer electrophysiology, heart failure, and women’s heart health programs; in neurology, Mass General’s expertise has helped enhance care for epilepsy, neuropsychology and polyneuropathy. With Exeter as part of the family, these efforts would only continue to grow.

As not-for-profit organizations, the three hospitals also share common values, which include giving back to the communities they serve. Investing in financial assistance/charity care, community benefits funding, and support for civic organizations and community services will remain a top priority. The proposed affiliation provides a foundation to sustain these values and ensure all Seacoast residents have access to local high-quality care.   

To learn more, visit seacoasthealthcareinitiative.org.

 

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