South Shore Hospital, a 327-bed hospital in South Weymouth, Mass., is one step closer to joining the Partners HealthCare health system.
The hospital said in a June 7 news release that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding that would add South Shore to the 12-hospital system.
“Our organizations share a common vision: to benefit the community by improving how healthcare is delivered,” said Richard Aubut, South Shore Hospital's president and CEO, in the news release. “We recognize that physicians must serve as central architects of how care is redesigned. Our goal is to provide healthcare services that employers and consumers can afford, in a manner that earns the respect and appreciation of patients and families.”