Comments for: Boston health care suitor didn’t trust Mercy’s numbers, memo reveals

Posted Dec. 11, 2012, at 6:48 p.m.

A confidential memo made public on Monday by The Boston Globe shed light on the breakdown of talks between Mercy Health System of Maine and Boston’s Steward Health Care System. Steward “unilaterally withdrew” from negotiations with Mercy, Chris Murphy, director of media relations for Steward, told presidents of the company’s …

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  • Anonymous

    Seems as though Mercy got caught cooking the books. Steward Healthcare has been on a crusade buying hospitals in the Boston area, as well as attempting to buy Landmark Medical Center and Westerly Hospital In Rhode Island. They are owned by Cerebrus Financial which is absolutely flush with money. Mercy’s financial stiuation must be dire for Steward to back off. BTW, I’m no fan of Steward, but they will be a force to be reckoned with in the very near future.They have put a kink in the armor of Partners Healthcare, and Caregroup in Boston. Good luck EMHS.

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