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Boston hospitals’ suburban push stirs fears

Boston Globe, April 10, 2008

As large Boston medical centers move into competition with smaller, community hospitals, Massachusetts health authorities are proposing to make the incursions more difficult. Paul Dreyer, director of healthcare safety and quality at the state Department of Public Health, told the   Boston Globe that the Boston hospitals' expansion into the suburbs "potentially duplicates services," and also "potentially puts the community hospital in a situation where it cannot win competitively."