You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Steward signs deal with hospitalist company

Steward Health Care System, a for-profit network of Massachusetts community hospitals, has signed an agreement with a California company that will supply Steward hospitals with additional hospitalists at times when it needs to ramp up to handle increased patient volume.

Boston-based Steward currently has about 40 hospitalists — general physicians who treat patients in the medical-surgical units of hospitals — on staff. Under its deal with IPC The Hospitalist Co., the North Hollywood, Calif., firm which already had a contract with Steward-owned Morton Hospital in Taunton, now will provide hospitalists to nine other Steward hospitals.

Continue reading below

“It gives us access to more hospitalists when we need to ramp up, say during flu season,” said Steward spokesman Chris Murphy.

Robert Weisman can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GlobeRobW.
Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of