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Care New England Health, Memorial Hospital Reach Affiliation Agreement

Care New England Health System in Providence, R.I., and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket have reached a definitive agreement to establish Memorial Hospital as a partner in the CNE system.

The organizations began partnership discussions in September after signing a letter of intent.

The affiliation agreement was approved by the boards of both organizations and establishes underlying principles for a partnership. Some of those principles include the following:

• Improvement of quality of clinical programs and services.
• Clinical excellence demonstrated by comprehensive and consistent quality across a range of services and procedures.
• Patient access to a broader continuum of services over an expanded service area.
• Programmatic development of signature service lines, including women's health, behavioral health, primary care and home health.
• Maintenance of the strong academic and research platform that is essential to fostering clinical excellence and innovation.
• Enhancement of physician recruitment, retention and integration initiatives.
• Improvement of facilities, technology and information technology platforms.
• Achievement of "employer of choice" status.
• Development of an integrated delivery system in which patient care is coordinated across the full continuum of care for population health management.
• Responsible stewardship of charitable assets, enhancement of CNE and MHRI's charitable foundations.
•  Operational efficiencies to improve performance and reduce costs.

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