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Steward asks for extension of deadline to close on sale

July 28, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Steward Health Care has asked Attorney General Peter Kilmartin to extend yesterday’s deadline for the for-profit hospital chain to close on the sale of Landmark Medical Center.
Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Kilmartin, said the office will make a decision on Monday after reviewing the request. The attorney general had given Steward 60 days to close on the sale as a condition of approval under the Hospital Conversions Act.
Kempe suggested the attorney general was frustrated by the timing of the request, however, suggesting he would have expected Steward to have asked for it sooner, given the urgency of the sale.
"It's frustrating for the attorney general because we received this request late in the day on the 60th day," she said.
Kempe provided few details about why Steward was asking for the extension. Though she said the request from Steward was not open-ended, she declined to say how much more time the company wants or what it would mean for the sale if the request is denied.

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July 29, 2012 by zachsav1@msn.com (not verified), 2 years 12 weeks ago
Comment: 1842

Let it close and have some private owners take it for a dollar like you sell everything else in this city. Plus I think that they shouldn't just assume that everyone wants Tuff's insurance around here. It is a Mass. thing not a Woonsocket thing.so give it away or make a rehab hospital for the elderly and the sick.
Why don't you ask everyone that works there how they feel about the whole situation. I would personally get rid of any out sources that they have because they aren't helping the hospital moral. Get someone that knows the business and works there now and have them work for the hospital and then maybe they wouldn't be paying out so much money to outsiders.
The other thing is the equipment that they have there is so out dated that the whole hospital needs an update make up.

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