Care New England, a three-hospital system based in Providence, R.I., and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island said they have entered into partnership discussions.
Memorial Hospital, a 159-bed hospital in Pawtucket, began a search for partnership opportunities more than a year ago, according to a news release. The organizations said the partnership will require regulatory approval.
“When we looked at our vision of the future and Care New England's vision of the future, we saw that the two cultures of the institutions fit very strongly,” said Arthur DeBlois, Memorial Hospital's acting president and CEO, in the news release. “We took that into consideration when coming to a decision about accepting Care New England's proposal to enter partnership discussions.”