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Partners’ deal to acquire South Shore Hospital advances

The state Public Health Council voted Wednesday to grant a license to transfer ownership of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth to Partners HealthCare System, a deal that would continue the trend toward consolidation of Massachusetts hospitals.

Council members, on a 9-to-1 vote with one abstention, approved a “determination of need” certificate under which Boston-based Partners, the state’s largest hospital and physicians organization, would become sole corporate owner of the 378-bed regional hospital.

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