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Charity’s call ingrained at Catholic hospitals

A New York firm has moved to acquire Carney Hospital and others in the Caritas Christi Health Care network. A New York firm has moved to acquire Carney Hospital and others in the Caritas Christi Health Care network. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / March 26, 2010

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Shortly after the Civil War, Andrew Carney, an Irish-born tailor who had made a small fortune selling uniforms to the US Navy, bequeathed $56,000 to a fledgling hospital in South Boston. He wanted it to serve the working class, “without distinction of creed, color, or nation.’’ (Full article: 930 words)

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