For Immediate Release - December 30, 2015

AG's Office Issues Additional Reports on Steward Health Care System Under Five-Year Monitoring Agreement

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today released the second set of the office’s reports pdf format of Reports on Steward Health Care System
file size 2MB evaluating Steward Health Care System following its acquisition of Caritas Christi Health Care and subsequent hospitals.

In connection with its approval of Steward’s acquisition of non-profit Caritas Christi Health Care in November 2010, the Attorney General’s Office executed an agreement with Steward to monitor its impact on the Massachusetts health care market and to enforce specific provisions of the purchase agreement related to the public interest. Subsequent agreements were executed following Steward’s acquisition of Morton Hospital and Quincy Medical Center.

Today, the AG’s Office released the second set of two reports concerning its five-year monitoring of Steward, including a Compliance Report reviewing Steward’s compliance with public interest provisions in all three transactions and a Performance and Impact Report reviewing Steward’s impact on the delivery of health care services in the communities it serves. The first set of reports was released in January 2013.

The reports released today are available on the AG’s website pdf format of Reports on Steward Health Care System
file size 2MB.

This comprehensive review was conducted by a team from AG Healey’s Health Care Division and Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division that includes Legal Analyst Robert Ciccia and Assistant Attorneys General Karen Tseng, Courtney Aladro, Nora Mann, and Brett Blank.