Coastal Medical and Lifespan have signed a Letter of Intent to pursue an affiliation in which Coastal, a large Rhode Island independent primary care provider, would join Lifespan’s comprehensive academic health care system. The two organizations have a long history of successful collaboration in caring for patients. Signing the Letter of Intent is the first step in a due diligence process as both parties evaluate and design a new relationship to better integrate primary and specialty care and expand services to patients in communities across Rhode Island. A definitive agreement is expected before the end of the year. With over 125 primary care physicians and advanced practitioners and more than 500 employees at 20 offices around the state, Coastal has consistently earned high marks for delivering the patient-centered, high quality, high value health care to which Rhode Island and the country aspire.
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