Steward Health Care System is affiliating with Manet Community Health System on the South Shore

Steward Health Care System, a Boston-based group of 10 community hospitals in eastern Massachusetts, said it has struck a deal to affiliate with Manet Community Health Center, a group of about 20 doctors on the South Shore.

The arrangement means that Manet physicians will join Steward’s contracting network and adopt the electronic medical record system used by the chain’s Quincy Medical Center and other Steward hospitals. The doctors, who maintain five practices from Quincy to Hull, have been affiliated with Tufts Medical Center’s New England Quality Care Alliance.

Over the past two months, for-profit Steward has also lured away physicians practices that previously had been tied to doctors groups at Partners HealthCare System and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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