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Partners HealthCare drops plans to acquire South Shore

Partners HealthCare drops plans to acquire South Shore

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 21, 2015

Boston-based Partners HealthCare has abandoned plans to acquire South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, Mass., in light of a court ruling spiking its deal with state regulators to address antitrust concerns.

Partners HealthCare drops plans to acquire South Shore

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 18, 2015

Boston-based Partners HealthCare has abandoned plans to acquire South Shore Hospital in light of a court ruling spiking its deal with state regulators to address antitrust concerns. Partners will also hold off on acquiring two other suburban hospitals covered in that agreement.

Contact-free patient sensor reduces alarm fatigue

Contact-free patient sensor reduces alarm fatigue

By Darius Tahir  |  February 07, 2015

Waltham, Mass.-based EarlySense invented a sensor that monitors heart rate, respiratory rate and patient movement without direct contact with the patient. When the product didn't take off with consumers, EarlySense refocused on hospitals and patient safety.

Partners taps its physician leader as new system CEO

Partners taps its physician leader as new system CEO

By Melanie Evans  |  February 07, 2015

Dr. David Torchiana will take the helm at Partners HealthCare, as the Boston-based system charts a new business course following a state judge's ruling blocking its planned acquisition of three hospitals

Partners HealthCare picks internal candidate as new CEO

Partners HealthCare picks internal candidate as new CEO

By Melanie Evans  |  February 05, 2015

Partners HealthCare's incoming CEO Dr. David Torchiana will take control of an organization he describes as “chastened” by the public criticism and a fresh legal rebuke of its planned expansion and is faced with turning around a steep loss in its new health insurance arm.

After court loss, Partners may have to divest facilities to win merger approval

By Lisa Schencker  |  January 30, 2015

Partners HealthCare soon might find itself back in court after a Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed the Boston-based system to acquire three hospitals. But Partners may not have better luck the second time around unless it tries a completely different approach.

Partners HealthCare expansion blocked in court

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 29, 2015

A Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals, saying the expansion would allow the Boston-based system, already the largest in the state, "to exact higher prices from insurers for the services its providers render.”

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