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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 four 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

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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 Centers for Cancer Care, 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.

A Trusted Community of Care

Our mission is to promote the optimal health and well-being of individuals in the communities we serve. That said, we are a vibrant health care system chosen for clinical excellence, recognized for safety and service, and renowned for improving the health of our communities in partnership with patients, physicians and employees.

Through our integrated “Community of Care,” we accomplish our mission by:

  • Collaborating for excellence
  • Transforming care
  • Driving value
  • Strengthening our communities through innovation

Our core values include:

  • Excellence: Delivering the highest quality, safest care, by the right people, at the right place, at the right time and in the right manner with the patient at the center.
  • Service: Exceeding the expectations of our patients and families.
  • Respect: Delivering care with dignity, compassion and appreciation.
  • Integrity: Earning the trust of our patients and communities every day.
  • Responsibility: Safeguarding an essential community asset for future generations.
  • Innovation: Embracing new ideas to improve the care we provide.

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.