Ga. Hospitals Enter Affiliation Talks; N.H. Hopes New Hospitals Draw Mass. Patients
Two major hospital systems in Georgia may affiliate while New Hampshire is hoping a string of new hospitals along its southern border could poach some patients from Massachusetts.
Georgia Health News: Southern Regional, Emory Aim For Alliance
Southern Regional Health System and Emory Healthcare announced Thursday that they will enter talks on a possible affiliation. ... The announcement of a letter of intent follows initial talks between the two nonprofit organizations reported in March. And it continues the drive for consolidation among hospitals across the state, and especially in the metro Atlanta area (Miller, 5/10).
Boston Globe: N.H. Wants Hospitals Near Mass. Border
New Hampshire lawmakers are pushing incentives for so-called destination hospitals to open along the state’s southern border, hoping to build a specialty health care hub that draws patients from Massachusetts. The effort initially aims to attract a national for-profit hospital chain, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, by eliminating a state review process and exempting it from a tax nonprofit hospitals pay. Sponsors hope to eventually add kidney care, spine surgery, and other specialized services -- all drawing business from out of state (Weisman, 5/11).