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Doctor-run facility expands in Bucks County, PA

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 17, 2010

When the Comprehensive Breast Care Institute of Bucks County, PA, went under last year, the ever-growing Rothman Institute snatched up the 120,000-square-foot building. Earlier this year, Rothman opened a new orthopedic hospital just before the new health law made it practically impossible to open or expand physician-owned hospitals. Critics say that such facilities weaken community hospitals by siphoning off the most lucrative patients and that doctors have an incentive to do more expensive procedures when they own the hospital. Rothman leaders, though, say that they already were attracting many patients from Bucks County and New Jersey and that the newly acquired building will improve patient access, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.