Health Care
8:20 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Pawtucket's Memorial Hospital Merging With Care New England

In a ceremonial signing, Care New England and Memorial Hospital will formalize a new partnership Tuesday.

Pawtucket’s Memorial Hospital has stood as an independent operation for more than a century. But in the latest shift in the state’s health care landscape, Memorial will join the Care New England system. The two institutions signed an agreement at the beginning of the year and the move has been signed off by both federal and state regulators. The Care New England health system includes Kent, Women and Infants, and Butler hospitals. Memorial Hospital has said the move will allow doctors to refer patients more easily to Care New England facilities and cut costs.

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