The Boston Globe
Just before Christmas in 2005, Tufts-New England Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Ellen Zane was in her office, reviewing reports that detailed the hospitals financial challenges.
Thats when Zane made a critical decision: She would stop a $1.83 million payment due the following week as part of an agreement with Lifespan Corp., the Rhode Island hospital group that owned Tufts-New England from 1997 to 2002. The reports had convinced her that many of the hospitals problems were the result of Lifespans mismanagement.
Zane, who had come to the Boston teaching hospital about two years earlier, marched into the office of Jeffrey Weinstein, the hospitals general counsel, and told him to call his counterpart at Lifespan, Kenneth Arnold.
Tell him the money isnt coming, she said.
The battle between New England Medical Center and Lifespan was on. FULL STORY