New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Frisbie Memorial Hospital/FMH Health Services (affiliate of HCA Healthcare)

On October 23, 2019, Frisbie Memorial Hospital filed a notice of proposed acquisition transaction with FMH Health Services, LLC, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, Inc., whereby FMH would purchase substantially all of the assets of Frisbie. The notice was submitted in accordance with the requirements of RSA 7:19-b. Pursuant to that statute, the Charitable Trusts Unit must review the proposed transaction and issue a report by February 20, 2020.

Proposed Plan for Use of Frisbie Assets

The following documents related to the proposal of Frisbie Foundation, Inc. to establish the Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation as a supporting organization of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and distribute to the new entity the proceeds from the sale of Frisbie Memorial Hospital as well as the assets, including donor restricted funds, of the Frisbie Foundation. The Director of Charitable Trusts is accepting public comments regarding the matter until Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at or Director of Charitable Trusts, New Hampshire Department of Justice, 33 Capitol Street, Concord, NH 03301

Final Report

Court Documents

  • On January 21, 2020, Frisbie filed a cy pres petition Portable Document Format Symbol with the 7th Circuit Court in Dover.

Public Hearing

A public hearing on the transaction was held on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 4 to 7 PM at Spaulding High School, Rochester. The hearing was recorded and will be played on the City of Rochester Government Cable Channel, Atlantic Broadband Cable Channel 26.

Submitted Documents

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Charitable Trusts Unit
New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3591