Partners to acquire RI’s Care New England

Somerville, MA - 07/13/16 -   Partners HealthCare has new corporate offices in Somerville's Assembly Row.  Lane Turner/Globe Staff  Section:  BIZ  Reporter:  Priyanka McCluskey Slug: 14partners
The headquarters of Partners HealthCare at Assembly Row in Somerville. –Lane Turner / Boston Globe

Partners HealthCare said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire one of Rhode Island’s largest hospital operators, the most aggressive move yet by the Boston-based company to extend its reach beyond Massachusetts.

The owner of Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals said that it signed a letter of intent to exclusively negotiate a merger with Care New England Health System, of Providence.

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