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Ralph de la Torre’s not-quite health care empire

It seems like yesterday when Martha Coakley and a few New York investors handed Ralph de la Torre the keys to the biggest for-profit health care experiment ever in Massachusetts.

In fact, it’s been nearly three years since de la Torre started with six mostly broke Caritas Christi hospitals, then bought more medical centers around the state and wooed scores of doctors with lucrative contracts.

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