Two Seacoast hospitals have signed an agreement to become part of the Massachusetts General Hospital network.
Exeter Hospital and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover say the move will help them make investments that they can't currently afford as standalone organizations.
The proposed merger is subject to review by state and federal regulators. Public meetings will also be held as a part of the review process.
The news comes just months after another proposed hospital affiliation was announced, between Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Catholic Medical Center.