Steward to close Massachusetts hospital ER


Steward Health Care plans to close the emergency department at Quincy (Mass.) Medical Center in November, according to The Patriot Ledger

Dallas-based Steward acquired Quincy Medical Center in 2011 and closed all but its emergency department in November 2014. Steward sold the building to FoxRock Properties in 2016 and signed a lease to operate the ED through 2021, with a clause that allowed for early termination, a Steward spokesperson told The Patriot Ledger. 

Steward says it is being forced out of Quincy Medical Center, which FoxRock is using as part of a 465-unit apartment neighborhood, according to the report. 

A Steward spokesperson told The Patriot Ledger that the health system hasn't been able to secure a new space for the ED. 

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