Steward Finalizes Latest Hospital Acquisition

The Boston Globe reports on the latest hospital acquisition by Steward Health Care, which runs 10 other hospitals in Mass. and has deals pending with Mercy Health System of Maine and Landmark Medical Center in Rhode Island. Chelsea Conaboy writes:

Steward Health Care has completed acquisition of New England Sinai in Stoughton, the hospital system announced Tuesday.

Steward promised to invest $34 million in the hospital, which will convert from a nonprofit to a for-profit. That figure includes $13 million for hospital buildings, equipment, and technology. The group has also promised $10 million for the hospital’s pension payments.

“The clinical integration that our physicians and hospitals will create with New England Sinai will be a significant benefit to our patients,” Dr. Ralph de la Torre, chief executive of Steward, said in a press release.

New England Sinai employees will be hired by Steward at their current pay rates, according to the release. The hospital will retain its own board.

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