Comments for: Portland hospital agrees to negotiate its sale to Boston for-profit

Posted Aug. 20, 2012, at 7:04 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 21, 2012, at 7:22 a.m.

PORTLAND | Mercy Health System of Maine on Monday said its board of directors has agreed to negotiate its sale to Steward Health Care System LLC, a for-profit health care company based in Boston. Steward, which is owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, currently operates 10 community …

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  • Anonymous

    “For profit” healthcare management at work!  We need Universal healthcare in this country, without the “for profit” motive determining what and how I get treated for by healthcare providers.

  • Anonymous

    A for-profit Catholic hospital? I don’t get it.

  • Just watch how fast they start to out-source their lab work. That and the increasing tendency to have non-health care provider’s come into the admissions process BEFORE any Doctor’s or nurse’s get there. And watch how fast they move their financial and billing process’s out. This is noting more thana business deal, pure and simple. CHE can gussy it as much as they want but in the end it’s gonna come down to ‘The Buck’. And people wonder why Public Option is still called for ? This is gonna be a rude, and crude, example of why it’s needed so badly. 

  • Anonymous

    For profit Hospital, if you think medical costs in Maine are expensive, wait a few months. Guess the Catholics are selling out to make way for some 1 % er, CEO to make a ton of Bonuses and a multi million dollar salary. For profit Anthem destroyed Maine.

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