N.H. wants hospitals near Mass. border
Hopes specialties will lure patients
New Hampshire lawmakers are pushing incentives for so-called destination hospitals to open along the state’s southern border, hoping to create jobs by building a specialty health care hub that draws patients from Massachusetts. The effort initially is focused on attracting a national for-profit chain of hospitals, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, by eliminating a state review process and exempting it from a tax that New Hampshire’s nonprofit hospitals pay. Sponsors hope to eventually bring kidney care, spine surgery, and other specialized medical services to the state.