There’s only one independent hospital left in Rhode Island. But South County Hospital is ramping up efforts to find a partner.
South County Hospital in Wakefield has been looking for a partner to help boost its prospects. At one time the 100-bed facility was reportedly exploring a relationship with an out-of-state health system. But South County CFO Tom Breen says he’d like to find a local partner.
“We are still looking," said Breen. "Again we certainly feel there are great systems in Rhode Island. How we work with them has yet to be determined.”
Breen says South County would like to join a network that includes an insurer. The hospital could then offer a special insurance product that gives patients a better price on care received within that network.