Floating Hospital to hire pediatric docs for Brockton

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center will hire five doctors to provide 24/7 inpatient pediatric care at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital under an agreement announced yesterday…

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“It signals the growing efforts of teaching and community hospitals to grow, to affiliate and sometimes to merge in the face of uncertainties about how hospitals will be paid in the future and in response to hospitals’ desires to become more and more powerful as a means of assuring their revenue. If they were to compete, they would have to cut their prices, so their revenues and profits would drop.”

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