Q & A's
Southern New Hampshire Health System
How would this proposed combination affect SNHH’s role or relationship in Granite Health?
SNHH will continue to be a member of Granite Health. In addition to contributing to and supporting Granite Health’s legislative and advocacy agenda, we will continue joint purchasing relationships, shared learning and population health data collection and management.
How would this proposed combination affect SNHH’s affiliation with Mass General Hospital?
The proposed combination should not affect SNHH’s clinical affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital. We remain fully committed to maintaining and growing services with MGH that have allowed us to bring clinical expertise to SNHH to improve care for the communities we serve.
How would this proposed combination affect SNHH’s role in Tufts Freedom Health plan?
SNHH would continue to be a part-owner of and participate as members in Tufts Health Freedom Plan.
How would the proposed combination affect Foundation leadership?
The Foundation, a vital part of SNHH, would continue to be led by their Board of Governors and management team.
How quickly could SNHH start using a new EMR?
While some preliminary discussions of EMR issues may occur prior to completion of the combination transaction, any substantive steps to implement a new or shared EMR and other IT improvements could not practically begin until after the regional system was established.
Why should staff support/look forward to/be supportive of this new enterprise?
Southern New Hampshire Health has been a vital and invaluable resource in the greater Nashua community for 125 years, and this proposed combination would strengthen and improve our ability to be a provider of choice for the next 125 years. SNHH has a legacy of sound strategic planning and this proposed combination reflects commitment to our 2020 vision. By collaborating with another strong community partner that is close but not in our market, we are taking advancing our strategic imperative to evolve and advance our mission. SNHH will continue to be strong and grow in response to the needs of our community. We are confident and proud of the immense talent, commitment and dedication of staff who will help take SNHH to this next chapter in our history.