Prime completes Woonsocket hospital purchase

Prime completes Woonsocket hospital purchase

WOONSOCKET – Prime Healthcare Services has officially completed the acquisitions of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island. Including the northern Rhode Island facilities, Prime Healthcare Services now has more than 30,000 employees and owns and operates 25 hospitals.

“Prime Healthcare looks forward to working with the medical staffs and employees to make these two healthcare facilities the best in Rhode Island and the nation, ” said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, chairman, president and CEO of Prime Healthcare. “Prime Healthcare’s motto is saving hospitals, saving jobs and saving lives, and we take this responsibility very seriously.”

“Today is a tremendous day for our employees and residents of the northern Rhode Island community,” said Rick Charest, president and CEO of Landmark Medical Center and the RHRI. “With the clinical and operational expertise and financial commitment from Prime Healthcare combined with the dedication of our employees and physicians, our facilities will be able to provide the highest quality healthcare for years to come.”

Prime Healthcare Services is one of the largest hospital companies in the nation. Prime is an award-winning hospital system that was recognized as a Top 15 Health System in the nation in 2013 by Truven Health Analytics for quality patient care and patient satisfaction. It was the third time in five years the health system was recognized. No health system in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey or New York has ever received such recognition. n addition, 11 Prime Healthcare hospitals earned national recognition as “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” in 2013 from The Joint Commission, the leading Medicare accreditation organization in the country.