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Steward Health Care Network Sells Major Part of Its Operations to UnitedHealth Group’s Optum Care Subsidiary

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Struggling Steward Health Care to sell majority of operations to Optum Care

In response to financial struggles and millions of dollars in debt, Steward Health Care Network in Boston has decided to sell a major part of its operations. They have filed a notice with the state of Massachusetts, stating that Optum Care, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, will be purchasing Steward’s physician network. This means that doctors who are currently employed by Steward in nine different states will soon be working for Optum Care.

The sale does not include the physical hospitals owned by Steward, but there are indications that more transactions may be on the horizon. The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), an independent state agency responsible for monitoring healthcare spending, still needs to review the proposed sale. According to HPC Executive Director David Seltz, the sale involves two large medical providers with significant implications for healthcare delivery and costs in Massachusetts. The HPC will examine potential impacts on health care costs, quality, access, and equity before the sale can be completed.

Steward currently owns ten hospitals in Massachusetts, including Morton Hospital in Taunton, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, and Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, among others. Mike Toole, the Managing Editor at wbz.com in Boston, has been working in the WBZ-TV newsroom for over 20 years and has previous experience in news and sports production at WABC-TV in New York.

By Samantha Nguyen

As a content writer at newsskio.com, I weave words to craft compelling narratives that captivate readers and bring stories to life. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for storytelling, I strive to create engaging and informative content that resonates with our audience. Whether I'm delving into the latest news trends or exploring unique angles on various topics, my goal is to deliver quality content that informs, entertains, and inspires. Join me on this journey as we uncover the news stories that matter most.

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