Report: Steward attempted to ‘unload’ Carney Hospital last year

Dorchester Reporter, July 10, 2012 Steward Health Care, a for-profit hospital chain that owns Dorchester’s Carney Hospital, attempted to transfer the Dorchester Avenue facility to Merrimack College, according to a magazine report this week. CommonWealth magazine, in a lengthy look at Steward Health Care, reported that Merrimack College President Chris Hopey brought the proposal to take over Carney, along with Labouré College, to his college trustees sometime last year. As the article noted, “But Steward’s overture to Merrimack raised a lot of questions. Why did Steward want to unload Carney, a hospital it acquired only a year before? ... " Report