PROVIDENCE â€” An agreement to bring Landmark Medical Center back into Blue Cross/Blue Shieldâ€™s coverage network yesterday failed to win the blessing of a Superior Court judge who said heâ€™s concerned it may not do enough to save the hospital or get it sold.
Associate Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein said he would decide whether to approve the proposed agreement between Landmark and Blue Cross no later than Tuesday.
In the meantime, Silverstein urged all the parties, including Steward Health Care, to modify their positions with an eye toward preserving a crucial provider of health care and jobs in northern Rhode Island.
â€śThe court believes it must satisfy itself that the hospital will be able to continueâ€ť and that the agreement will not adversely affect the contemplated purchase of the hospital â€” â€śif not by Steward, then by someone else,â€ť Silverstein said.
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