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Southcoast Hospitals Group has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval.













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Peter Cohenno
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Phone: 508-973-5280
Cell: 774-218-5530
Pager: 508-387-6647
Fax: 508-973-5876
CohennoP@southcoast.org


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Southcoast Health is a community-based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island. Southcoast Health's mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of individuals in the communities it serves. To achieve this aim Southcoast Health has built an integrated "Community of Care" that delivers safety, quality, convenience and an exceptional patient experience in an environment that offers the greatest opportunity for improved health.

Southcoast Health is comprised of four hospitals — Charlton Memorial in Fall River, St. Luke's in New Bedford, Tobey in Wareham and Southcoast Behavioral Health in Dartmouth —, two Centers for Cancer Care, two Urgent Care Centers, a physician's network, an employed physicians group, a visiting nurse association and numerous additional ambulatory facilities and serves more than 719,000 residents in 33 communities covering over 900 square miles.

Southcoast Health is the largest provider of primary and specialty care in the region with more than 600 physicians, hospitalists and mid-level practitioners in the Southcoast Physicians Network — 450 of whom are employed by Southcoast Physicians Group (SPG). SPG unites Southcoast Health's primary care, surgical, and specialty services into one seamless, region-wide provider. SPG is comprised of a wide-range of specialties and offers advanced care locally. Physician practices are located throughout the South Coast region and parts of Rhode Island.

Southcoast Health is the largest employer south of Quincy, Mass., and the 16th largest employer in Massachusetts, with over 7,300 employees.




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