Attorney General Martha Coakley urges change for St. E's

AG urges change of course for Caritas - The Boston Globe

A report issued yesterday by Attorney General Martha Coakley recommends that St. Elizabeth's Medical Center should abandon its role as a top-level academic hospital treating complex cases. Caritas Christi and officials said the report endorses the change that has already been made to change St. E's to a community teaching hospital.

"In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, inpatient volume at St. Elizabeth's was down 6 percent compared to the previous year, the worst performance of any teaching hospital in Massachusetts. The report also said there has been an "exodus" of primary care and specialty physicians over the past few years at the hospital."

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