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Lawrence General Hospital tightens alliance with Beth Israel

Lawrence General Hospital is expanding an alliance with Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in a deal bringing the community hospital into a fast-growing group that negotiates health insurance contracts for Beth Israel Deaconess hospitals, doctors, and affiliates.

The agreement unveiled Wednesday is the latest in a series of deals that have spurred rapid consolidation of the state’s health care industry.

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