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Steward still waiting to close R.I. medical center deal

Steward Health Care System turned heads when it managed to build a big system of hospitals across Massachusetts in no time flat.

Steward and its private equity owners assembled a network of 10 community hospitals in what passes for a blink of an eye in the pokey world of big health care. It moved like an Acela hurtling down the milk-train track and never felt so much as a bump.

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