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Concern mounting over Prime Healthcare pursuit of Bay Area hospitals – San Jose Mercury News

 

A controversial Southern California-based hospital chain that buys financially struggling hospitals has surfaced as a bidder for the beleaguered Daughters of Charity Health System, which operates four Bay Area hospitals that serve the poor.

But the overture by Prime Healthcare Services isn’t playing well with local hospital employee unions, who say the chain’s checkered history shows it will turn its back on low-income patients and slash workers’ pay and benefits.

 

Source: www.mercurynews.com

So, we know this is the way that healthcare is going — consolidation into bigger and bigger organizations.   In the short run quality should go up and costs should go down. Hopefully.  In the long run, I’m not sure bigger is better for anything.

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