Patients and families in Rhode Island will soon benefit from a formalized extension of a clinical collaboration between Care New England Health System (CNE) and Partners HealthCare. With a definitive agreement signed last week formalizing Partners’ planned merger with CNE, the successful affiliation between Partners’ Brigham and Women’s Hospital and CNE’s Kent Hospital will expand to meet the needs of more patients across the state and region.

“We believe that this partnership will further strengthen an already robust local health care system and provide opportunities for new investments in patient care, research, and health care innovation in Rhode Island,” says David Torchiana, MD, Partners HealthCare President and CEO.

Specifically, the affiliation will expand high-quality, local health care in Rhode Island by ensuring ongoing clinical research and educational collaboration in support of Partners’/CNE’s charitable missions, enabling the organizations to more efficiently use their resources, and establishing effective and expanded approaches to population health management. Investments in Brown University-led research will strengthen biomedical research and innovation in the region.

The newly solidified collaboration between the institutions supports Partners’ guiding principles for the future of health care in the region, focused on partnerships with like-minded institutions committed to improving both the quality and efficiency of care.

Read more in the Boston Globe.

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