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Southcoast Health: Offering Local Health Care in Southeastern MA & RI

Southcoast Health is a not-for-profit, community-based health system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Our system includes three hospitalsCharlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River (founded in 1885), St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford (founded in 1884) and Tobey Hospital in Wareham (founded in 1938). These hospitals merged on June 9, 1996 to form Southcoast Hospitals Group and operate under a single hospital license, with a total of 815 beds. Southcoast Health now also includes Southcoast Behavioral Health in Dartmouth.

When you come to Southcoast Health, you will receive the best care, plus something more. We deliver an unmatched combination of clinical excellence with a personal touch. Our physicians come from some of the nation’s leading medical institutions. They chose Southcoast so they can bring great care to the communities they call home. Find a doctor near you today.

Some of the most advanced procedures and innovative new treatments in medicine today are happening here. Learn about what’s happening at Southcoast by visiting our news section or following us on social media.

Serving the South Coast Region

Southcoast Health and the Community, hosted by Keith A. Hovan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Southcoast Health System, Inc.

Our Community

Southcoast Health provides clinical excellence and a uniquely caring experience to every life we touch in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We are proud to serve as our community’s only not-for-profit health system and our region’s largest employer. We invest and reinvest in our community, always seeking to provide our patients with the best services, programs, providers, technologies and facilities. We collaborate with local leaders and organizations to promote and nurture a culture of health and wellness. With an unwavering commitment to our patients, communities and all those we serve, we deliver on our promise — Exceptional Care from People Who Care.

In addition to its hospitals and a physician network of more than 450 providers, Southcoast has more than 55 service locations across the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This includes more than 40 physician practices as well as urgent care centers, a Visiting Nurse Association, the Southcoast Health Cancer Centers, outpatient surgery centers, and numerous ancillary facilities.

Southcoast serves more than 719,000 residents in 33 communities, covering more than 900 square miles. Our clinical integration provides seamless network referrals to specialists and ensures continuity of care for patients. This all adds up to providing the right care, in the right place, at the right time, close to home.

Our Values

  • Be People Focused: establish trusting partnerships with patients, families, colleagues and our community.
  • Be Engaging: model the Southcoast Health Service Behaviors
  • Be Accountable: always expect and give your best
  • Be Supportive: Southcoast Health is a team that is caring, compassionate and dedicated
  • Be Innovative: positively embrace change, be a change agent
  • Be Proud: you are a Southcoast Health Ambassador 24/7/365
  • Be More than medicine: for our community, for each other

Southcoast Hospitals have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

Rely on our integrated, regional system to provide the best possible health care, whenever it is needed.

Southcoast Health has local hospitals and practices in Fall River, New Bedford, Wareham, MA and parts of Rhode Island.