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Mass General to acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital will acquire Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Under the deal, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital will become part of Boston-based Partners Healthcare, with Mass General as its parent organization. The Dover hospital will retain its name and remain an independently licensed, nonprofit organization with its own medical staff and fundraising activities, Wentworth-Douglass officials said, according to the new report.

Wentworth-Douglass CEO Gregory Walker said the decision was made to improve patient services. Previously, local patients needed to travel out of state for specialized services.

"It's a win-win for the Seacoast. We can expand clinical services and enhance information technology," Mr. Walker said, according to the report.

Mass General and Wentworth-Douglass have been working together for nearly 10 years. This deals marks Mass General's first out-of-state acquisition, according to the report.

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