Steward Health Care System managed to acquire 10 Massachusetts community hospitals in what passes for the blink of an eye in the pokey world of big health care. But the for-profit company owned by private equity investors has spent more than 18 months trying to close a deal to acquire the financially troubled Landmark Medical Center in Rhode Island. How did Steward’s high-powered expansion plans get bogged down?
Unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com for only 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.Sign up
Are you a home delivery subscriber?
Get FREE access as part of your print subscriptionStart Here
Contact us for help