Southcoast Health marks 25th Anniversary

Southcoast Health marks 25th Anniversary of service to southeastern MA and RI

Southcoast Health marks 25th Anniversary of service to southeastern MA and RI

FALL RIVER, NEW BEDFORD and WAREHAM, Mass. – On June 9, 1996, Charlton Memorial, St. Luke’s and Tobey hospitals joined to form Southcoast Health.

Twenty-five years later, the not-for-profit community health system spans 900 square miles, from Aquidneck Island to Cape Cod, caring for hundreds of thousands of people at its three hospitals, multiple surgical centers, seven urgent cares and dozens of practices.

In the decades since its founding, Southcoast has made the following services, among others, available to residents of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island:

  • Southcoast Cardiovascular Care Center at Charlton Memorial
  • St. Luke’s Emergency Department, Rapid Assessment Zone and Pediatric Rooms
  • St. Luke’s ICU
  • Southcoast Weight Loss Center
  • Southcoast Cares and Mobile Wellness Van to address health inequities and barriers to access
  • Southcoast Cancer Centers in Fairhaven and Fall River
  • Southcoast Brain and Spine Center
  • Two Southcoast Breast Centers for Women’s Health
  • Seven Southcoast Urgent Care Centers
  • Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association (VNA)
  • Three-time Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals (2019-2021) for Southcoast Hospitals Group
  • A new Tobey Emergency Department (due to open in early 2022)
  • COVID-19 response and vaccination efforts

Southcoast Health will continue commemorating its 25th Anniversary throughout 2021, with a series of events and festivities planned. For more information, please visit