North Country Healthcare Pledges to Continue Collaboration

Feb 22, 2019

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A number of affiliated North Country hospitals are pledging to continue working together despite a recent decision by the group's largest member, Littleton Regional Healthcare, to go its own way.

The hospitals include Androscoggin Valley in Berlin, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, and Upper Connecticut Valley in Colebrook.

They came together less than four years ago in an attempt to cut costs and keep care accessible to the largely rural communities they serve.

In a statement Friday, the affiliated group, called North Country Healthcare, said it was surprised and disappointed by Littleton Regional Healthcare's decision to pull out of the collaborative.