Fast-growing Steward Health Care System has moved to further expand its network, agreeing to buy New England Sinai Hospital, a 212-bed “post-acute care’’ site in Stoughton that treats patients recovering from serious illnesses or accidents after they leave other hospitals. Steward, which already owns 10 community hospitals and doctors groups across eastern Massachusetts, plans to use New England Sinai to strengthen its “continuum of care’’ and lower costs by taking patients from more expensive hospitals and reducing readmissions.
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