Release Date: 01/29/2019
Care New England Health System (CNE) has worked diligently over the past two years towards a planned acquisition by Brigham Health, a founding member of Partners HealthCare. We expect today’s announcement by Dr. David Torchiana, chief executive of Partners HealthCare, that he is stepping down from that position, will have no impact on our ability to finalize this important transaction.
While we wait for the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Attorney General’s office to deem the formal application complete, our sole focus remains on preparing for an affiliation we believe will ensure that high quality, affordable care remains available throughout CNE for the people of Rhode Island. We feel strongly that this affiliation will build on existing clinical relationships between CNE and Brigham Health to ensure ongoing clinical research and educational collaboration in support of the parties’ charitable missions, enable the organizations to more efficiently use their resources, and establish effective and expanded approaches to population health management.