Report Says Manchester Hospitals To Merge July 1

MCMLast July we reported that United Regional Medical Center (“URMC”) and Medical Center of Manchester (“MCM”) were taking the first steps towards a potential combination of the two hospitals. We can now report that the merger will take place on July 1.
According to the Manchester Times, most of the public has been asking about the services the hospitals would provide and what location will remain open. The report says, most hospital functions will take place at the Medical Center located on Interstate Drive including the emergency room and the 49 bed hospital. Hospital leaders say some imaging equipment will remain at the URMC building on McArthur Drive. Employees have been concerned over job losses, so management took on that task and eliminated less than 10 percent of the combined staff by this joint effort.
Officially the URMC ownership group (Coffee Medical Group) is acquiring Medical Center of Manchester.
A new name for the facility will be announced soon.