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Category: Alan Sager

Hospitals, doctors moving out of poor city neighborhoods to more affluent areas

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Alan Sager, School of Public Health Hospitals and family doctors, the mainstays of health care, are pulling out of poor city neighborhoods, where the sickest populations live… Expert quote: “In a competitive free market, efficient hospitals would be likelier to survive. That hasn’t happened, providing evidence that no such market is present.” […]

In Milwaukee and U.S., hospitals follow money to suburbs

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Alan Sager, School of Public Health When Aurora Health Care proposed a hospital in Grafton, Maureen Slaby heard more than a few people in the community question why the $250 million facility was needed. After all, there were plenty of beds at the Columbia St. Mary’s hospital five miles away… Expert quote: “We […]

Gubernatorial candidates react to Coakley’s deal with Partners

Boston Globe (subscription required) Alan Sager, School of Public Health Attorney General Martha Coakley made an important political decision this week: She will not go to war with the state’s largest health care company and its largest private employer while running for governor. Rather than filing a lawsuit to stop Partners HealthCare System from taking over […]

Coakley-Partners deal

CommonWealth Magazine Alan Sager, School of Public Health Attorney General Martha Coakley approved a deal on Monday that allows Partners HealthCare to complete its acquisition of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth and two affiliated physician practices as long as it limits future price increases across its entire network to the rate of general inflation and […]

Partners HealthCare, state near wide-ranging deal

Boston Globe (subscription required) Alan Sager, School of Public Health Partners HealthCare System has reached a tentative agreement with state regulators that would allow it to complete a long-planned takeover of South Shore Hospital, but limit how much Partners can charge for medical services and prevent the state’s largest health care system from adding more […]

St. Luke’s, Charlton and Tobey on list of hospitals with offshore accounts

SouthCoastToday.com Alan Sager, School of Public Health Southcoast Health’s three local hospitals are among 40 across Massachusetts with “unreported millions” stored in offshore accounts, according to a list from the state’s largest health care union… Expert quote: “The accounts held in the Cayman Islands and other places raise questions. How much money is involved? Why do […]

Lowell General forms partnership with Tufts, a top Boston teaching hospital

Lowell Sun Alan Sager, School of Public Health Lowell General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center are forming a partnership to create a new health system that both hospitals said will maintain local autonomy and allow each to offer better care to patients… Expert quote: “Many people either believe or say they believe that competition among […]