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Longtime Roxbury clinic is placed into receivership

A longtime Roxbury health clinic was cast into receivership Friday after being shut down for unsafe patient care and dysfunctional management, the first time in recent memory the state has taken control of a community health center.

Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center, a neighborhood mainstay for more than four decades, had come under intense scrutiny from health regulators over the past year amid growing concerns about its finances and daily operations. Two weeks ago, the clinic, familiarly known as RoxComp, surrendered its license and fired its employees.

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