New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Pending Hospital Transactions

The Charitable Trusts Unit reviews acquisition transactions involving health care organizations in New Hampshire. Pursuant to RSA7:19-b, the organizations must file a notice together with relevant documents. The Director of Charitable Trusts may then make seek further information from the organizations. The notices, relevant documents and other information received relating to pending transactions will be posted on this page.

Strafford Health Alliance/Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

On December 31, 2019, pursuant to RSA 7:19-b, Wentworth-Douglas Hospital filed a notice of a proposed sale of an interest in Strafford Health Alliance by Frisbie Memorial Hospital to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Pursuant to RSA 7:19-b, the Charitable Trusts Unit must review the proposed transaction and issue a report on or before April 29, 2020. Persons interested in commenting on the transaction may do so on or before January 20, 2020 by writing to charitabletrusts2@doj.nh.gov or to Director of Charitable Trusts, 33 Capitol St., Concord, NH 03301.

GraniteOne Health/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health

On December 30, 2019, GraniteOne Health filed a notice of a proposed transaction between GraniteOne Health, the corporate co-member of Catholic Medical Center, and the sole corporate member of Huggins Hospital and Monadnock Community Hospital, plus some related entities, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. Pursuant to RSA 7:19-b, the Charitable Trusts Unit must review the proposed transaction and issue a report. Persons interested in commenting on the transaction may do so by writing to charitabletrusts2@doj.nh.gov or to Director of Charitable Trusts, 33 Capitol St, Concord, NH 03301. Please do so by April 8, 2020.  Due to the Governor's Executive Orders declaring a state of emergency concerning the Coronavirus COVID-19, the public hearings scheduled in Manchester on March 30, Peterborough on April 1, and Wolfeboro on April 6, have all been cancelled. The due date for issuance of a report has likewise been extended. New hearing dates will take place after the state of emergency has ended. Notice will be posted on this web page.

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. 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 (Video of the hearing). On January 21, 2020, Frisbie filed a cy pres petition Portable Document Format Symbol with the 7th Circuit Court in Dover. Frisbie Memorial Hospital/FMH Health Services Transaction Report Portable Document Format Symbol. The Charitable Trusts Unit on February 3, 2020 issued its Frisbie Memorial Hospital/FMH Health Services Transaction Report.

Littleton Regional Hospital Withdrawal North Country Healthcare

The Charitable Trusts Unit ihas issued its report concerning the withdrawal of Littleton Regional Hospital from North Country Healthcare Portable Document Format Symbol.

Exeter Hospital/Wentworth-Douglass Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital

Documents pertinent to the review of the proposed transaction between Exeter Hospital/Wentworth-Douglass Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Charitable Trusts Unit
New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3591
charitabletrusts2@doj.nh.gov