Southcoast is celebrating a decade of bringing unprecedented, "big city" health care to the communities it serves.
Since its creation in 1996, Southcoast has emerged as the premier health care organization in southeastern Massachusetts, offering state-of-the-art technology and advanced medical and surgical services and making more than $250 million in capital investments.
"Southcoast has worked tirelessly to respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves," said Ronald B. Goodspeed, MD, MPH, President of Southcoast Hospitals Group. "The result is a health system that provides some of the most advanced procedures and care available anywhere."
An interview with Southcoast's leaders
When John Day and Ron Goodspeed sat down to talk about forming the organization now known as Southcoast Health System, they barely knew each other even though the hospitals they led were only about 20 minutes apart.
Both leaders were determined to forge an alliance that would keep the new Southcoast's focus on the distinct needs of the region.
In the past decade Southcoast has brought unprecedented health care services to southeastern Massachusetts and introduced the concept of regionalization to the area, which has fostered alliances that reach far beyond the realm of health care.
Read an extended Q&A session with Day and Dr. Goodspeed.
Our staff reflects on 10 years as Southcoast
Southcoast has made an enormous difference in people's lives over the past 10 years.
And nobody sees that better than those who work on the front lines every day to treat our patients — the more than 5,500 people who work at Southcoast Hospitals.
Some of our staff reflect on Southcoast's first decade — and you can offer your own comments and thoughts.