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For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2012

Southcoast Health System and New Bedford Symphony to cohost Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours

September 13 event to be held at the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in Fairhaven

Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care in Fairhaven
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FAIRHAVEN, Mass. — Southcoastª Health System and the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra have teamed up to host the New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce's next Business After Hours on Thursday, September 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care located at 206 Mill Road in Fairhaven.

During the September edition of the Chamber's popular business networking event, Southcoast Centers for Cancer Care oncologists and staff will be available to give tours of the facility and to provide updates on new oncology programs and services offered at both the Fairhaven and Fall River centers.

Keith A. Hovan, President & CEO of Southcoast Health System and Southcoast Hospitals Group, will give an update on the status of Southcoast's new ambulatory care center in Fairhaven, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in the summer of 2013.

David Prentiss, President & CEO of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, will present information on the upcoming 2012-13 season as well as the multiple education programs that serve more than 30,000 students in the South Coast community.

The Chamber's Business After Hours provides an opportunity for members and non-members to network and build business relationships in an informal, relaxed business setting. The mixers are held on a monthly basis in partnership with member businesses and attract business professionals from many industries.

Attending the Business After Hours is free for Chamber members and their guests. Non-members are also encouraged to attend. The cost for non-members is $15. The event includes complimentary hor d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a raffle prize. For more information or to register for the event, please contact the Chamber at 508-999-5231 or visit

About the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) is a professional orchestra performing a seven-concert series of classical and pops music annually. The Symphony regularly performs with prize-winning guests artists from around the world. The NBSO is dedicated to building a Community of Music in the South Coast, celebrating music and music-making and collaborating with other music groups and cultural and educational organizations. The NBSO's numerous educational programs include Music in the Morning, SchoolsMusic!, Young People's Concerts, New Bedford Symphony Youth Orchestras, Master Classes, Symphony Tales and Be Our Musical Guest. For more information, please visit

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at Connect to Southcoast through social media at

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