Senator Warren Statement on Steward Health Care
Boston, MA - Today, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement regarding Steward Health Care:
“I am deeply concerned by Steward Health Care’s grave financial situation and appalled by allegations of patient neglect at Steward facilities. I organized a briefing for the congressional delegation to press Steward for answers on the status of its Massachusetts hospitals. Steward’s explanations for its failings do not add up. It’s clear that Steward executives put profits over patients and went to great lengths to hide critical information about its financial status from state officials, jeopardizing quality health care for the people of Massachusetts. My primary concern is the thousands of patients who face threats to care and the front-line health care workers whose jobs are at risk. I will continue investigating the decisions that led to this potential public health crisis.”
Last week, Senator Warren led the Massachusetts delegation in a letter to the CEO of Steward Health Care pressing the company to brief them on Steward’s financial position, the status of their Massachusetts facilities, and their plans to ensure the communities they serve are not abandoned.
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