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South Shore Medical Center Joins South Shore Health and Educational Corporation

South Weymouth, MA - (August 3, 2015) - Shore Health and Educational Corporation (SSH&EC), the not-for-profit health system that includes South Shore Hospital, announces that South Shore Medical Center, a primary and specialty care physician practice with several South Shore locations, has formally joined SSH&EC through the South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise (SSPAE). 

South Shore PAE was formed in 2013 to engage physicians, advanced practice clinicians, ambulatory and home health providers in shaping the future of health care delivery.  South Shore Medical Center’s decision to join South Shore PAE will greatly advance efforts to redesign how care is provided across the health care continuum for the people of the South Shore. 

“South Shore Medical Center and South Shore Hospital have a 53-year relationship to build upon to deliver care that is more coordinated, efficient and affordable,” said Thomas Carroll, South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise President. “Fully integrating into the South Shore health system makes it possible for us to improve the patient experience in ways that could not be achieved through an independent physician practice.”  

“Combining South Shore Medical Center with our South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise adds the primary care leadership needed to better coordinate how care is provided in the community, in hospitals and in homes,” said Richard Aubut, SSH&EC President/Chief Executive Officer.  “The visionary physician and administrative leaders from South Shore Medical Center will help us shape the future of patient care delivery.” 

The integration of SSMC’s business and clinical operations into SSPAE allows the organizations to work together in new and better ways to improve how health care is provided.  Over time, patients will benefit from changes that will improve how care is coordinated and organized, to help those with chronic health conditions avoid hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and to eliminate unnecessary duplications of tests, exams and procedures. 

As not-for-profits, no purchase price or merger consideration was paid when SSMC and SSPAE combined.  SSMC will continue to deliver uninterrupted care to its patients at its current locations in Kingston, Norwell and Weymouth.  By joining SSPAE, SSMC will continue to have access to resources required to sustain its capacity to meet the broad array of patient care needs into the future.  

South Shore Health and Educational Corporation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable health system comprising South Shore Hospital, South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise, Health Provider Services Organization, and South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation.  South Shore Hospital is the leading regional provider of acute, outpatient, home health, and hospice care in Southeastern Massachusetts.  South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise is a not-for-profit organization that employs physicians and advanced practice clinicians who want to play a central role in redesigning care across the continuum.  Health Provider Services Organization is a not-for-profit organization that exists to align the interests of the community, physicians and South Shore Hospital in the provision of integrated, coordinated patient care.  South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation generates philanthropic support to advance the health system’s charitable mission. 

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