The move, which is still subject to state and federal regulatory reviews, would make MGH the parent organization of Wentworth-Douglass. The new partnership would be similar in scope to those formed with Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Under the agreement, Wentworth-Douglass would remain an independently licensed, not-for-profit, charitable health care provider with its own board of trustees, medical staff, community connections and fundraising activities.

By expanding our relationship with Wentworth-Douglass, we plan to continue to share our expertise and resources to provide a more cohesive coordination of care to patients in the New Hampshire seacoast region.

Collaboration between the two hospitals stretches back to 2008, when the MGH TeleStroke program was implemented in the emergency department at Wentworth-Douglass. Since that time, we have developed programs in trauma care and acute care surgery, thoracic surgery consultations and cancer services including medical oncology, genetic and risk assessment, gynecologic oncology surgery and psychiatric oncology services.

We look forward to the next phase of this process and will update the community as our plans move forward.

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