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Seeking lower-cost care

Caritas hospitals could carve niche under new owner

'Caritas is completely committed to payment reform. We are going to lower costs in Massachusetts.' -- Ralph De La Torre, Caritas Christi Health Care's chief executive "Caritas is completely committed to payment reform. We are going to lower costs in Massachusetts." -- Ralph De La Torre, Caritas Christi Health Care's chief executive
By Steven Syre and Robert Gavin
Globe Staff / March 30, 2010

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The New York private equity firm that last week struck a deal to buy Caritas Christi Health Care could build the chain of six Catholic community hospitals into a competitive lower-cost provider of medical services in Massachusetts, touting it as a profitable national business model in the age of health care reform, analysts say. (Full article: 802 words)

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