When you feel more than a little physically washed up, get to one of the Southcoast Hospitals Group facilities. The not-for-profit company provides medical services in the southeastern corner of Massachusetts and in Rhode Island. Its primary facilities in Massachusetts are the Charlton Memorial Hospital (with about 360 beds) in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital (400 beds) in New Bedford, and Tobey Hospital (70 beds) in Wareham, which provide acute medical care and specialty services including cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, and women's care. Southcoast Hospitals Group also operates more than 40 ancillary facilities, including nursing and assisted-living facilities and home health and hospice agencies.
Charlton Memorial was founded in 1885 as Fall River Hospital. St. Luke's was established in 1884, and Tobey Hospital was founded in 1938. The three community hospitals merged under the Southcoast organization in 1996.
A $33 million expansion effort was completed at the St. Luke's facility in 2007. The upgrade included enhanced facilities for the hospital's busy emergency department and a new cardiac catheterization laboratory. – less