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Fate of ex-Caritas hospitals raises concerns

But parent Steward says it has no plans to sell, shut facilities

Even before the ink dried on paperwork sealing Steward Health Care System’s buyout of the former Caritas Christi hospitals in 2010, many wondered what would happen when a three-year ban on selling or closing the Eastern Massachusetts chain expired.

The prohibition, a condition imposed on the sale by state Attorney General Martha Coakley, elapses Nov. 8. And while Steward says it has no plans to close any of the six former Caritas facilities — or sell the entire system, which has expanded to 10 acute-care hospitals and one rehabilitation center — community leaders are nervous.

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