Mass General Acquires New Hampshire Hospital

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital joined the Mass General 'family' on January 1.

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Massachusetts General Hospital is spreading its talents to New Hampshire.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (WDH) “joined the Massachusetts General Hospital family” on January 1, according to an announcement from the Dover, New Hampshire, institution. The acquisition means WDH is now also a part of Partners HealthCare, an umbrella healthcare organization founded by Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

“Joining this world-class organization will provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Wentworth-Douglass to enhance its non-profit mission and expand clinical capabilities for the community,” Roger Hamel, chairman of WDH’s board of directors, said in the statement.

The move, which make the hospitals partners in patient care and will allow WDH patients access to Mass General specialists, comes after years of cooperation between the two organizations, and after acquisition plans were announced in 2016. The two have worked together in areas ranging from stroke care to gynecologic oncology.

WDH will keeps its name and board of trustees, according to the statement, though it plans to roll out a new logo incorporating Mass General and accept five new trustees appointed by Mass General.

Mass General’s clinical affiliates include Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Central Maine Medical Center, York Hospital, and Southern New Hampshire Health.