Boston: Caritas Christi Warns Nurses Of Closing of Two Hospitals - page 2

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Caritas Christi Health Care executives have told union negotiators they will shutter St. Elizabethís Medical Center in Brighton and Carney Hospital in Dorchester if they canít close a deal for the six-hospital chain to be bought... Read More


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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Maybe, but I disagree on balance.

    The Catholic Church simply no longer has the infrastructure of "cheap labour" in the from of the dedicated servants (sisters, brothers, etc...) to run large educational and healthcare systems.

    For the Boston area, the loss of all those large Irish Catholic ( and Italian) familes amoung others has reverberated down to affect everything from attendence at Mass to parish schools, RC hospitals and so forth.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/29/us...s/29irish.html


    While the Church's mission towards the poor and such has not wavered, paying for such things, especially running a hospital is another matter. Caritas if facing the same problems that did in Saint Vincent's of Manhattan. Too many persons unwilling or unable to pay, low return rates on costs means something has to give.
    i remember when st. margaret's closed its doors...
    it was sad, but necessary.

    i'm surprised carney has stayed open as long as it has.
    but st e's???
    i can't see that happening at all!!
    carney i'm ok with...but st. e's needs to stay open.

    leslie
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    Quote from leslie :-D
    i remember when st. margaret's closed its doors...
    it was sad, but necessary.

    i'm surprised carney has stayed open as long as it has.
    but st e's???
    i can't see that happening at all!!
    carney i'm ok with...but st. e's needs to stay open.

    leslie
    Saint E's ='s "Saint Elsewhere"? *LOL*
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    When I lived in Dorchester, my doctor was at Carney, and I went to the Carney ER once. It was seen as a hospital of last resort. People in my area preferred Boston Medical Center.


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