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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Attorney General’s Statement on Hospital Transfer Could Have Much Broader Implications

On October 6, 2010, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley released a report related to the proposed transfer of the Caritas Christi Hospital System ("Caritas") to Steward Health Care System LLC, an affiliate of Cerbeus Capital Management, L.P. The report ("The Statement") contains the Attorney General's analysis - under Massachusetts charitable law and the Attorney General's role as public charities' overseer -- of its five month evaluation and assessment of the proposed sale of Caritas to Steward, a newly-created for-profit entity, controlled, owned and funded by Cerberus, a private equity fund. The Statement can serve as a very useful primer or guide to any charitable organization and its board, not just healthcare organizations. … Continue Reading