Hospital software vendor Meditech Inc. will hire more than 800 employees to staff a new 180,000 square foot facility it will build in Freetown, Mass., 39 miles south of its headquarters in Westwood.

Meditech has entered into an agreement to purchase about 135 acres of land at Riverfront Business Park in Freetown. The timetable calls for construction to start in 2011 with occupancy in 2013.

"We are growing rapidly and hiring aggressively," says Paul Berthiaume, public relations manager at Meditech. The company's staff increased by 10 percent during the first nine months of 2010 and that rate of growth is expected for the foreseeable future, he adds.

Freetown is in the "Southcoast" region of Massachusetts, which borders Rhode Island. Meditech two years ago opened a facility in nearby Fall River, and now will further cultivate the labor market in the region, Berthiaume says. The company also is looking at an additional location in Massachusetts for another facility.

--Joseph Goedert

 

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