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Chatham Co. Hospital Authority approves partnership between Memorial, Novant

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The Chatham County Hospital Authority has approved the partnership between Memorial Health University Medical Center and Novant Health, Inc.

It now goes to the Office of the Attorney General for final approval.

"The reason for this partnership is to try and protect the safety net services, like level one trauma, and level three neo-natal which is why the two physician leaders of those were here today to share with the Chatham County Hospital Authority," said Maggie Gill, President & CEO, Memorial Health. 

The property Memorial Health is located on is owned by the county, so the potential partnership required an amendment to the lease.

The following are key terms stated in the second amendment to amended and restated lease:

WTOC will continue to follow this story and provide more information as it becomes available. 

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