UMass Memorial Well being Care and Harrington Well being Care System have taken one other step ahead of their proposed merger by submitting with state regulatory companies.
The healthcare programs have collectively submitted the primary in a sequence of required filings for UMass Memorial to develop into the mum or dad firm of Harrington, UMass Memorial mentioned in a press release, Masslive.com reported.
Worcester-based UMass Memorial mentioned it might take as much as 4 months to finish the ultimate regulatory steps.
Officers from each healthcare programs say a merger would profit Central Massachusetts by investments to assist medical care; sustaining present acute-care hospital amenities in Southbridge and Webster for at the least 5 years; and strengthening frequent targets of constantly bettering high quality of care and affected person security, whereas offering higher entry and affordability.
The programs began exploring a merger in January and formally agreed to merge in September.
Ed Moore, the CEO at Southbridge-based Harrington, beforehand mentioned the pressure from the coronavirus pandemic has made a merger much more crucial.
The monetary phrases of the settlement haven’t been disclosed.