wentworth-douglass

Todd Bookman for NHPR

Citing antitrust concerns, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office is objecting to a proposed merger between Exeter Hospital, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

In a statement, Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said the merger would reduce competition for healthcare services on the Seacoast and potentially increase prices for consumers.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

Massachusetts' largest healthcare network has taken its first step into the New Hampshire health market by purchasing Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. 

Wentworth-Douglass in Dover and Mass. General Hospital in Boston have been clinical partners since 2008, and both say the acquisition will give the New Hampshire hospital access to more specialized doctors.

The New Hampshire Attorney General has given a positive review to one aspect of the proposed acquisition of Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover by the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Because of Wentworth Douglass’ charitable work in the Dover area, the proposed acquisition was subject to a review by the state Attorney General’s office.