South County Hospital ends merger talks with Southcoast

DESPITE A STILL-CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT, South County Hospital Healthcare System has broken off merger talks with Southcoast Health System. The Wakefield-based health care provider will continue to look for a merger partner.  / COURTESY SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL
DESPITE A STILL-CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT, South County Hospital Healthcare System has broken off merger talks with Southcoast Health System. The Wakefield-based health care provider will continue to look for a merger partner. / COURTESY SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL
(Updated, 6:30 p.m.) SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South County Hospital Healthcare System has ended merger talks with Southcoast Health System roughly six months after the two community health organizations began serious talks to join operations. In a release Friday, South County said that a merger “could not combine resources in a manner that would enhance services…

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